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Accident: 170699656 - Employee Burned After Gasoline Ignites

Accident: 170699656 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/08/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11996320507/21/19945561El Monte Rv Center

At approximately 4:45 p.m. on July 8, 1994, Employee #1, of El Monte RV Center, was servicing a motor home's battery beside a coworker who was refueling the motor home's gas tank. The coworker was using a manual pump on a 35-gal drum containing unleaded gasoline that had been previously drained from the motor home. Employee #1 was doused with gasoline that then ignited. He was hospitalized with burns over 25 percent of his body.

Keywords: battery, burn, repair, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, gasoline, pump, tire

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119963205 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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