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Accident: 909648 - Two Employees Burned In Propane Vapor Explosion

Accident: 909648 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/21/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12464510207/26/19933088Partition Systems, Inc.
On July 21, 1993, Employees #1 and #2 were refueling a forklift propane tank. Both employees were standing within 2 ft of the small propane tank. One employee finished refueling the tank and was disconnecting the lines when the vapors ignited. Both employees suffered first-, second-, and third-degree burns to their faces and arms. The ignition source is undetermined.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, fire, propane, arm, face, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124645102 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Garage and service station related occupations
2 124645102 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Garage and service station related occupations

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