Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 170804983 - Employee Burned In Explosion When Gas Fumes Ignite
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|124728437||08/28/1996||5541||0||Space Age Fuels Inc|
Abstract: Employee #1 and a coworker, both maintenance mechanics, were working in a 30 in. by 36 in. manhole at a Space Age Fuel gas station in Gresham, OR. Employee #1 was trying to change a fuel pump, while the coworker watched from outside the manhole. Employee #1 was using an Allen wrench to loosen the bolts on the fuel pump lead when he apparently created a spark that ignited the gas fumes in the manhole, causing an explosion. Employee #1 suffered burns to his face, hands, arms, and legs. He was transported to Emanuel Hospital for treatment.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||124728437||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Laborers, except construction|