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Accident: 170380356 - Employee'S Face And Hands Burned In Flash Fire

Accident: 170380356 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/08/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12550600604/13/19980172Sonoma Grape Vines Inc
Employee #1, who worked for an agricultural nursery of vineyard products, was assigned to soak a burn pile of agricultural debris with diesel fuel. The pile was ignited by an unknown source, and a flash fire occurred. Employee #1 suffered second-degree burns on his hands and face. Apparently, the diesel fuel had unintentionally mixed with gasoline, creating an unstable mixture, because the fuels were stored in tanks with a common wall.
Keywords: burn, diesel fuel tank, agriculture, fire, chemical reaction, face, gasoline, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125506006 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, farm workers

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