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Accident Summary Nr: 170220529 - Employee Severely Burned In Fire Dies 6 Weeks Later

Accident Summary Nr: 170220529 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 06/19/1992
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
11493753507/15/199255110Pochelon Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.

Abstract: Employee #1, an automotive repair technician for Pochelon Lincoln-Mercury, was working on a car. In the bay next to him, another mechanic was working on the gas tank of a vehicle. When gasoline started spilling onto the floor, Employee #1 took some pans over to help catch the gas. As he returned to his work station, the gasoline was ignited by a water heater in the next room. Employee #1 was caught in the flash fire and was burned over 95 percent of his body. He died six weeks later. A serious citation was issued.

Keywords: burn, automotive repair, fire, spill, gasoline, water heater

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 114937535 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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