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Accident: 202527875 - Employee Receives Burns In Flash Fire

Accident: 202527875 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 05/26/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31165602905/30/20080761B & T Farms
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on May 26, 2008, Employee #1, a mechanic, and coworker were attempting to extinguish an engine fire on the company vehicle, which was a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck. The vehicle was parked at the coworker's home, and Employee #1 obtained a water truck to extinguish the fire. The water truck, which was a Chevrolet flatbed truck, had a pressure pump motor that ran empty on fuel. Employee #1 was refueling the pump motor with a 2-gallon plastic container with spout near an ignition source. As Employee #1 filled the tank, a flash fire occurred that caused burns to his forearms, hands, stomach, and face. He was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, abdomen, flammable liquid, fire, forearm, mechanic, engine, fighting, hand, water tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311656029 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Specified mechanics and repairers

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