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Accident: 202498184 - Employee Is Burned In Gasoline Vapor Flash Fire

Accident: 202498184 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 08/27/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31237544708/28/20085963East West Auto, Inc.
On August 27, 2008, an employee was transferring gasoline from an open five gallon plastic bucket into another open ungrounded plastic container setting in the bed of a pick up truck with a plastic bed liner installed when the vapors ignited. The employee received second and third degree burns to his upper body. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were conducive to the build up of static electricity in that it was hot and dry with low humidly. The employee was hospitalized and treated for burns.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, fire, mechanic, smoke, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312375447 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Not specified mechanics and repairers

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