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Accident: 99690.015 - Employee Is Burned And Killed From Natural Gas Explosion

Accident: 99690.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 10/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1263958.01509/27/2017Fm Sylvan, Inc
At 8:00 a.m. on October 7, 2017, an employee was purging multiple air filled natural gas lines with natural gas. During the purging, operation from a source valve through the isolation valve and out each pipe union located just prior to dehumidification valve train. There was accumulation of natural gas with an unknown ignition source creating an explosion. The employee sustained burns to his back and arm areas and was killed.
Keywords: explosion, natural gas
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1263958.015 35 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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