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Accident: 202487724 - Employee Is Burned In Gasoline Fire

Accident: 202487724 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/08/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31186518209/24/20081794E. John Gwerder
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on September 8, 2008, Employee #1 was using a pressure washer on the base plate of a bulldozer in a yard. Employee #1 removed the gas cap to check the fuel in the tank. He shook the apparatus while it was running and it splashed out, causing a fire. Employee #1 was hospitalized with second degree burns over twenty percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, chest, flammable liquid, fire, gasoline
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311865182 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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