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Accident: 906610 - Employee Killed After Propane Ignites In Manhole Structure

Accident: 906610 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 11/16/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11332543511/28/19951629Industrial Contract Services, Inc.
Employee #1 entered a concrete manhole structure carrying a propane gas-fired blowtorch. While he was operating the torch, the propane container toppled over and caused the regulator to break away from the main valve assembly. The released propane gas vapors ignited, causing a fire. Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, flammable vapors, fire, construction, inhalation, propane torch, gas leak, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113325435 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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