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Accident: 94709.015 - Employee Sustains Second Degree Burns When Propane Ignites

Accident: 94709.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 04/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1224935.01504/13/2017Stokes Contracting, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on April 10, 2017, Employee #1 was fueling a forklift cylinder with propane. The nozzle valve was bumped open when the nozzle reel retracted the fuel hose. When the employee noticed that the valve was open, he went to shut it off. The employee was wearing personal protective equipment, but had removed it when the fueling was complete. The gas cloud ignited upon touch, and Employee #1 sustained second degree burns to his arms, neck and face. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: propane, combustible liquid, fire, neck, powered industrial vehicle, face, burn, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1224935.015 36 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat)

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