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Accident: 201069416 - Employee Burned In Fire

Accident: 201069416 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/20/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12587303408/29/20055963Dba Kettle Tyme
At approximately 9:00 p.m. on August 20, 2005, Employee #1 and a coworker were working in a kettle popcorn concession. A portable gasoline-powered generator was powering lights and other electric equipment in the concession booth in which a propane-fueled cooking kettle was being used to make fresh kettle corn popcorn. The kettle was located inside the booth, and the gas generator was about 5 feet away, on the ground outside the booth. When the generator stopped, Employee #1 went to refuel the generator from a 2.5 gallon gas can. Gas spilled out of the can onto Employee #1 and onto the generator during the refueling. The coworker, who was operating the kettle, saw a vapor trail ignite from the kettle to the generator, and the area around Employee #1 erupted in flames. Employee #1 was transported and admitted to UCSD Medical Center with second-degree burns to his stomach and arms.
Keywords: burn, fuel line, food preparation, refueling, fire, propane, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125873034 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Food counter, fountain and related occupations

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