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Accident: 817528 - Employee Burned By Liquified Petroleum Gas Explosion

Accident: 817528 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 07/15/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11321139507/15/19935984Mechanical Systems
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11321138707/15/19935984Stamford Propane, Inc.
At approximately 4:20 a.m. on July 15, 1993, a propane gas (lpg) explosion occurred. The blast was centered inside the employer's office. Propane was not stored within the office area; however, it was piped into the office area from an outside storage tank. The possible source of ignition was a cigarette lit by a salesman. Employee #1 and three other individuals who were in the office at the time sustained severe burns to the upper body.
Keywords: burn, explosion, lp gas, smoking, propane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113211395 Occupation Not Listed
2 113211387 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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