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Accident: 170572143 - Employee'S Arm Burned When Gasoline Vapors Ignite

Accident: 170572143 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 11/11/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12649318811/14/19961611Taylor Brothers Construction Co Inc.
Employee #1, age 20, was underneath a Chevrolet cargo van, attempting to fix a leak in the fuel system. He was using a hand-held trouble light when the bulb on the light blew out, igniting gasoline vapors. The right sleeve of Employee #1's coveralls ignited and he suffered second-degree burns to his right forearm. The fire underneath the vehicle could not be extinguished and the building and all its contents were a complete loss.
Keywords: burn, repair, automotive repair, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, mechanic, construction, arm, electric light--port, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126493188 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanic apprentices

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