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Accident: 880096 - Employees Burned When Lp Gas Ignites

Accident: 880096 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 05/20/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10711710305/20/19933531Melroe Company
Employees #1 and #2 were cleaning a liquid propane (lp) gas regulator on a heat treating furnace. Some lp gas was released and ignited, resulting in burns to the arms and hands of both employees. Employee #2 was hospitalized. The lp gas may have been ignited by either the burner or the pilot light on the heat treating furnace.
Keywords: burn, furnace, regulator valve, cleaning, fire, lp gas, gas leak, propane, arm, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107117103 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 107117103 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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