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Accident: 200771566 - Employee Burned When Welding Ignites Spilled Asoline

Accident: 200771566 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 10/09/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30385805410/09/20025093Lawrence Auto Salvage
Employee #1 was working on a scrap automobile that was raised up with a forklift truck. The employee removed the gas tank without draining the tank and lines. The employee began using a cutting torch at the front of the car to remove a piece of the chassis when the slag ignited some gasoline on the ground and began burning his pants leg. Another employee noticed and ran over to assist in extinguishing the fire. The employee was burned and was hospitalized with his injuries.
Keywords: burn, gasoline, cutting and burning, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303858054 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Garage and service station related occupations

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