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Accident: 202507216 - Employee Is Burned While Filling Propane Tank

Accident: 202507216 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/10/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31107447009/10/20095999Tom Powell Dba Powell Bros. Feed & Pet Supply
On August 10, 2009, Employee #1, who was employed by a feed and pet supply retail establishment, was filling a propane tank. A flash fire occurred as a result of static electricity discharge, and Employee #1 sustained burns to 36 percent of her body. She was taken to the hospital and hospitalized for two weeks. The Vallejo Fire Department reported the incident to the Division.
Keywords: burn, static electricity, fire, propane, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311074470 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Buyers, wholesale & retail trade except farm prod.

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