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Accident: 97373.015 - Employee Receives Burns After Being Engulfed In Flames While

Accident: 97373.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 07/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1248625.01507/19/2017Abe'S Trash Service, Inc.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on July 12, 2017, Employee #1 was welding a patch on a diesel fuel tank. The diesel fuel tank had been removed from a Mack truck. As he welded the patch, the diesel fuel within the tank ignited. Employee #1 was e ngulfed in flames and suffered third degree burns on his body. Employee #1 was t ransported to a medical center, where he underwent burn treatment and was then h ospitalized.

Keywords: combustible liquid, diesel fuel tank, diesel truck, fuel truck, tank, welder, welding

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1248625.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters

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