Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170195929 - Employee Burned By Flaming Fuel Flashback

Accident: 170195929 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 12/15/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11190345601/02/19919224Weaverville Fire District
In the mid-afternoon of December 15, 1990, Employee #1, a fire fighter, and two coworkers were at the Weaverville Fire District training facility, burning excess fuel out of several 55-gallon metal drums. The drums had been placed in a curbed containment area, vented by chopping holes in the ends, and then set on fire. As the fires started to die, Employee #1 walked into the area and kicked over one of the barrels. The fuel inside flashed and blew out of the vent holes onto Employee #1. The backs of his legs, his buttocks, and his left arm were seriously burned. Employee #1 was not wearing appropriate protective clothing. The employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 340(b11).
Keywords: burn, firefighter, protective clothing, flammable liquid, buttocks, work rules, drum, fire, arm, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111903456 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.