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Accident: 170900278 - Employee Burned When Gas In Fuel Pump Ignites

Accident: 170900278 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/26/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12611700103/27/19987538M Tech Auto Repair
At approximately 4:38 p.m. on March 26, 1998, Employee #1 was repairing a vehicle. He had removed a fuel pump and pulled up the electric leads of a battery that was being charged. He was taking the leads to a working fuel pump when some gasoline in the pump ignited. Employee #1 suffered third-degree burns, for which he was hospitalized. A visitor who came to Employee #1's assistance suffered smoke inhalation and third-degree burns; hr died in the hospital two days after the accident.
Keywords: battery, burn, repair, vapor, automotive repair, vehicle, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126117001 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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