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Accident: 115733.015 - Employee Is Burned When Fuel Vapors Ignites

Accident: 115733.015 -- Report ID: 0936200 -- Event Date: 04/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396190.01504/26/2019Western Pump, Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on April 23, 2019, an employee overfilled the prevention valve duri ng inspection, and the wireless pressurized line leak detector was bent. The emp loyee attempted to re-bend the WPLLD and it broke, causing the fuel to spray. Th e employee pried yolk assembly with a screwdriver while the system was energized . It then arced, igniting the vapors. The employee was burned on the forearms a nd was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, check valve, flammable vapors, forearm, fuel oil
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1396190.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Technicians, n.e.c.

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