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Accident: 170737100 - Employee Injured When Gasoline Enters Ear

Accident: 170737100 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 02/14/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11991158402/22/19955511Mullahey Ford
At about 12:30 p.m. on February 14, 1995, Employee #1 was changing the fuel filter on a van. He got under the van and took off the line to the filter without relieving the pressure, which is required in the maintenance manual. The gas squirted out into his left ear, causing dizziness. He was taken to the hospital, where he stayed for approximately two hours.
Keywords: leak, maintenance, automotive repair, work rules, ear, dizziness, gasoline, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119911584 Non Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Automobile mechanics

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