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Accident: 202489605 - Two Employees Are Burned When Aircraft Fuel Tank Explodes

Accident: 202489605 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/04/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31322988209/17/20099224City Of Oroville Fire Department
On September 4th, 2009, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were burned by an aircraft fuel tank explosion and were taken to the hospital. Employee #1, working as a fire captain, and Employee #2, working as a firefighter intern, had both responded to a call for a single engine aircraft fire at the Oroville airport. Employee #1 and Employee #2 had second degree burns on their face, arms, and upper torso. Other units on scene assisted with the two injured firefighters and put out the fires. Both employees were taken to the UC Davis Medical Center's Burn Unit, where they were treated and released. Both remained on limited duty for several weeks to allow their burns to fully heal, with Employee #2's injuries being more severe.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, aircraft, torso, explosion, arm, face, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313229882 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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