Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200830131 - Two Employees Killed When Auto Shop Ignites
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|300599545||12/28/1998||7538||Lefferts Auto Repair Inc.|
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on December 23, 1998, Employees #1 and #2 were using a kerosene heater to keep warm while replacing a fuel pump in an automobile. The heater was 6 ft away when the gasoline vapors from the fuel pump and the nearby gas tank were ignited by the heater. The automobile and the building caught on fire, killing Employee #1. Employee #2 suffered third-degree burns over 40 percent of his body. He was transported to the hospital, where he died the following day.
|1||300599545||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|
|2||300599545||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Occupation not reported|