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Accident: 14377121 - Employee Dies As Result Of Lawn Mower Fire

Accident: 14377121 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/04/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1768033108/22/19896553Queen Of Heaven Cemetery
Employee #1 was riding a lawn mower while cutting grass. Employee #1 stopped and shut off the lawn mower to check gas tank fuel level. Flammable gas vapors were emitted into the air. These vapors came in contact with the hot engine of the lawn mower and a fire started. Employee #1 came in contact with the flames and sustained fatal burns to the body.
Keywords: burn, fire, lawn mower, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17680331 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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