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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170150635 - Employee Burned In Gasoline Fire

Accident: 170150635 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/06/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11217092302/10/19937532Valley Auto Body
Before working on a vehicle, Employee #1, of Valley Auto Body, was draining gasoline from the fuel tank. Employee #1 was siphoning the fuel into an open container when the fuel spilled onto a lighted electric bulb in an extension cord. The bulb shattered and ignited the fuel. Employee #1 suffered third-degree burns about the arms and legs. Skin grafting will be required.
Keywords: burn, automotive repair, work rules, fire, lighting fixture, spill, arm, gasoline, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112170923 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics

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