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Accident: 201496924 - Mechanic Suffers Burns To Arm And Leg When Fuel Ignited

Accident: 201496924 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/31/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672028310/11/201275335 Star Automotive
On August 31, 2012, Employee #1, a 21 year-old-male mechanic helper with 5 Star Automotive, splashed gasoline from an intake pipe on a fuel injection system. The fuel had accidentally splashed on his left leg when he turned the pipe over with fuel still inside. Employee #1 was helping to make repairs on the intake and to remove the gasket using a metal scraper. The scraper fell out of his hand and landed on a 12 volt battery causing a spark. The gasoline vapors on Employee #1's clothes were ignited from the spark caused by the scraper striking the two battery poles. Employee #1 was burned however did not require hospitalization as a result of the event. OSHA office was notified by the Porterville Fire Department of the event. Employee #1 was the brother in law of the owner and had not been employed with 5 Star Automotive.
Keywords: battery, burn, vapor, fire, mechanic, spark, arm, toxic fumes, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316720283 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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