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Accident: 107841.015 - Two Employees Incur Burns Due To Fire In Company Box Truck

Accident: 107841.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 07/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1334454.01507/30/2018Liquid Foam Insulation, Inc
At 12:00 a.m. on July 30, 2018, Employee #1 and Employee #2 had stopped to fuel up a generator and gas can that were in the back of the company box truck they w ere using to get to the worksite. When the employees arrived at the worksite, th ey realized that they did not replace the gas cap on the generator and fuel spil led all over the back of the truck. Employee #1 gathered various materials neede d at the worksite while Employee #2 began to slide the generator out. At some po int, an electrical arc occurred when the battery charging cord came unplugged an d dropped to the metal platform and ignited the fuel. Both employees received bu rns and were hospitalized, Employee #1 received second and third degree burns to his face, arms, torso, and legs; and Employee #2 received second degree burns t o his arms and face.
Keywords: arm, battery charger, burn, electric arc, face, fire, gas, gas can, leg, metal decking, operating, spill, torso, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1334454.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Not Applicable
2 1334454.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Not Applicable

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