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Accident: 202491312 - Employee Is Severly Burned While Refueling Vehicle

Accident: 202491312 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/22/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31453342309/27/20100191Bill Carriere, Gary Enos, Rick Enos Et Al Dba
On September 22, 2010, Employee #1, a farmworker, was operating a sweeper in a walnut orchard. After completing his work for the day, Employee #1 decided to refuel the sweeper in preparation for the next day's work. He drove the sweeper to the farm's aboveground storage tank that contained diesel fuel. With the engine still running, he exited the sweeper and began to fuel the sweeper. As Employee #1 was fueling the vehicle, his shirt caught fire. Employee #1 immediately began to take his shirt off while walking to a nearby shop for help. A coworker came to his aid, helping to remove Employee #1's shirt and extinguishing the fire. A witness, took Employee #1 to Enloe Medical Center in Chico, California, where he was evaluated and then transferred to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, where he was hospitalized and treated for severe burns to his upper body that included his chest, face, hands, and arms. Treatment also involved two skin graft procedures.
Keywords: burn, clothing, diesel fuel tank, flammable liquid, equipment operator, farm machinery, fire, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314533423 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Farm workers

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