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Accident: 202488854 - Employee Is Burned While Burning Debris

Accident: 202488854 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/25/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31186924204/29/20092034Pacific Fruit Farms
On March 25, 2009, Employee #1 was burning a pile of farm debris using diesel fuel. A part of the pile was not burning well and he poured some diesel fuel onto it to try to promote its burning. The diesel fuel vaporized and caused a flash fire which burned Employee #1 on his face and hands. He was hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of his burns.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, combustible dust, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311869242 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, farm workers

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