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Accident: 848499 - Employee Burned By Explosion Of Leaking Lpg Tank Truck

Accident: 848499 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 06/02/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10243726606/03/19885984Mid America Propane Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10243725806/02/19882086Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Dba Coca-Cola Bottling
Employee #1 was preparing liquified propane cylinders for filling from a liquified propane gas (LPG) tank truck. Employee #1 pulled out the delivery hose, heard a pop, and turned around to see that the hose leading to the hose reel had come loose and LPG was pouring out of the hose. The truck engine was running to operate the pump. Employee #1 ran back to the truck in order to shut off the flow of LPG. Just as Employee #1 reached the truck, a fire and explosion occurred. Employee #1 was burned on approximately 35 percent of his body, including his head, arms, body, and legs. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: leak, tank truck, head, explosion, leg, burn, torso, lp gas, arm, fire brigade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102437266 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 102437258 Occupation Not Listed

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