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Accident: 96775.015 - Two Employees Areare Burned In Flash Fire While Replacing R

Accident: 96775.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 06/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1244071.01506/30/2017R.F. Macdonald Company
At 1:15 p.m. on June 23, 2017, two employees were replacing a gas line on a cust omers backup boiler. They had begun to work on the gas line and were loosening the flange where the new regulator would be installed when gas started to escap e through the opening. The service person used a corded power tool to quickly r e-tighten the bolts on the flange when the escaped gas flashed. The two employ ees suffered flash burns to their face, arms and neck. One employee was hospita lized.
Keywords: arm, boiler, burn, explosion, face, gas, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1244071.015 38 M Non Hospitalized injury Boilermakers
2 1244071.015 18 M Hospitalized injury Boilermakers

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