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Accident: 201172012 - Employee'S Leg Is Burned When Drip Can Ingnited

Accident: 201172012 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/13/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12014262509/18/20020173Pacific Reality Assoc Dba M & T Chico Ranch

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on September 13, 2002, Employee #1, the maintenance shop foreman at the M and T Ranch, was helping a coworker who had been trying without success to use a drip can to burn grass. Employee #1 was trying to use a lighter to ignite the wick when the coworker tilted the can and it exploded. Flames shot out of the wick spout, igniting Employee #1's new coveralls. The coworker he'd been helping ran away from the scene but another coworker quickly arrived and helped put out the fire. Employee #1 sustained third-degree burns on his left leg and was transported to UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where he was hospitalized for over 10 days.

Keywords: burn, clothing, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, agriculture, work rules, fire, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120142625 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Farm equipment mechanics

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