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Accident: 201791589 - Employee Burned During Live-Fire Training Exercise

Accident: 201791589 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 05/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12613045907/08/19988049La County Fire Dept
On May 29, 1998, Employee #1 was conducting a live-fire exercise at the Pomona Training Facility, Pomona, CA. The employee attempted to set a car on fire, but was not thoroughly familiar with the procedure. An explosion occurred when the employee used too much fuel and too strong of a detonating device. After the explosion, Employee #1 was hospitalized with second-degree burns to his chest, back, and arms.
Keywords: burn, chest, firefighter, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, back, explosion, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126130459 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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