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Accident: 1004910 - Six Fire Fighters Injured In Gasoline Explosion

Accident: 1004910 -- Report ID: 0253660 -- Event Date: 05/02/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10212268605/04/19889224Rochester City Fire Dept Accident
At approximately 12:52 on May 2, 1988, Employees #1 through #6 and coworkers, all City of Rochester fire fighters, responded to a fire at a multi-car garage. The fire fighters were pouring water on the blaze when gasoline in a car exploded. A huge fireball blew across the 20 foot driveway south of the building, injuring all six employees. Employee #1 suffered multiple burns and Employees #1through 5 suffered face burns. Employees #1 through #3 were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, explosion, automobile, face, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102122686 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 102122686 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
3 102122686 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
4 102122686 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
5 102122686 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
6 102122686 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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