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Accident: 170167316 - Employee Burned When Sprayed By Flaming Gasoline

Accident: 170167316 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/02/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590489605/21/19965541Sam'S Mobil Service Station
Employee #1 had removed an old fuel pump and had placed the tank on his workbench, intending to install a new one. Gasoline was stored nearby in an open container. He was using a battery charger to test the new fuel pump when sparks from the charger ignited fumes from the gasoline. The burning gas sprayed all over the front of his clothing. He suffered second- and third-degree burns on his arms, face, hands, and chest.
Keywords: burn, chest, flammable vapors, work rules, battery charger, spark, arm, gasoline, hand, non-approved gas can
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125904896 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Automobile mechanics

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