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Accident: 170698963 - Employee Burned When Gasoline Ignites

Accident: 170698963 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/16/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11217633404/20/19934939La City Water & Power
At about 9:45 a.m. on April 16, 1993, Employee #1, a water service specialist at the Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power in Northridge, CA, was refueling a sump pump engine with a portable gas can when he accidentally ignited the gasoline while he poured it into the tank. Employee #1 was transported to Sherman Oaks Burn Medical Center in Sherman Oaks, where he was treated for gasoline burns and confined.
Keywords: burn, pouring, flammable liquid, engine, gasoline, tank, gas can
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112176334 Hospitalized injury Other Machine operators, not specified

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