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Accident: 202635660 - Burns From Flash Fire

Accident: 202635660 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 08/08/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31651283908/08/20125551Harbor Marine, Inc.

Employee #1 was finishing the installation of a bilge pump. Employee #1 had installed the bilge pump to the bottom of the boat hull in the bilge area and was attempting to melt two pieces of shrink tubing around the electric wires that ran from the battery to the pump. There was gasoline located in the bilge because the gasoline was never cleaned up, or flushed from the boats bilge. When Employee #1 was melting the shrink tubing he ignited the gasoline vapors creating a flash fire. Employee #1 received third degree burns to his hands, arms, and face.

Keywords: battery, burn, fire, gas, arm, face, pump, hand, boat

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316512839 Hospitalized injury Other Not specified mechanics and repairers

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