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Accident: 200830255 - Two Mechanics Killed When Gasoline Ignites In Auto Shop

Accident: 200830255 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 03/01/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30060142403/02/20007538Bangla Motors And Body Shop, Inc.

Employee #1, a mechanic, was removing a fuel pump from the rear underside of an elevated automobile while Employee #2 was working on a vehicle on the lift behind him. As Employee #1 removed the fuel pump, gasoline spilled from the pump into a plastic container that he had placed on the floor for that purpose. Gasoline also splashed onto the surrounding floor. Employee #1 was hanging a droplight from the underside of the vehicle when he missed and the light fell, igniting the gasoline. Employees #1 and #2, and a customer. were killed in the ensuing fire.

Keywords: burn, automotive repair, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, lighting fixture, mechanic, spill, gasoline

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300601424 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics
2 300601424 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics

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