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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Coal County General Hospital in Coalgate, Oklahoma

DATE: 09/01/15

A maintenance employee was in the laundry room lighting a water heater pilot. He had been using canned air to clear lint/dust from the area, then attempted to light the pilot, which caused a flash fire in his face. He suffered burns on his face and injuries to his eyes, requiring hospitalization.

Report ID 2015096316  
Date 09/01/2015  
UPA 1016409  
Primary NAICS 622110  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 138 Multiple face locations
Source 19 Chemicals and chemical products, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 3324 Furnaces, heaters
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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