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Accident: 95888.015 - Employee Receives Severe Burns When 5-Gallon Tank Catches Fi

Accident: 95888.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 05/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1235600.01505/26/2017T. Neale Enterprises, Inc.
At approximately 4:45 p.m. on May 23, 2017, Employee #1 was filling a customers 5-gallon propane tank with propane. The connection from the main tank to the 5-gallon tank was cross threaded. When Employee #1 tried to repair it, the connection popped off the tank and created a vapor cloud that ignited and created a fire and explosion. Employee #1 suffered second and third degree burns on her arms, chest and upper legs in the fire and explosion. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where she underwent burn treatment for her serious burns and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: propane, arm, burn, explosion, flammable vapors, leg, fire, chest, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1235600.015 60 F Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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