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Accident: 201152055 - Employee Burned By Gasoline Vapors Ignited By Electric Tool

Accident: 201152055 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/04/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12589629002/19/19995541Universal Service
A contractor had been hired to retrofit an old retail gasoline and convenience store to bring it into compliance with new Federal requirements for underground storage tanks. An employee of the contractor cut into a gasoline vapor recovery line to perform pressure testing. The employee, who was using an electric Sawzall reciprocating saw, had not purged flammable vapors from the line. The gasoline vapors ignited and burned the employee. He was hospitalized 16 days for severe burns to his upper body.
Keywords: burn, e gi v, electrical, flammable vapors, electric saw, pipe, purging, gasoline, equipment approval
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125896290 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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