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Accident: 14321509 - Employee Killed In Golf Cart Explosion

Accident: 14321509 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 06/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10738276407/05/19917992Norvelt Golf Course
Employee #1 was attempting to repair a golf cart that would not start. He apparently took out the spark plug and turned the ignition key to see if he had any spark. Gasoline came out of the spark plug hole in the cylinder head and sprayed him. The spark from the plug probably caused the explosion and the fire that killed Employee #1.
Keywords: burn, repair, vehicle, cylinder, fire, ignition system, golf cart, explosion, spark, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107382764 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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