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Accident: 202586715 - Employee Is Injured In Electrical Fire

Accident: 202586715 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 04/06/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31531351004/08/20119224City Of Oakland, Fire Department
At approximately 4.30 p.m. on April 6, 2011, a RV motor home owner was repairing the wiring harness on his RV. He substituted a drained battery and started the vehicle. The engine back fired, and smoke and flames engulfed the interior of the vehicle. Battalion 2514 of the Oakland fire department consisting of 3 fire fighters and a fire engine were dispatched to the site. In the process of extinguishing the fire, an explosion occurred. A ruptured piece of medical oxygen cylinder struck Fire Fighter #1 on his face, knocking him unconscious, as such as broken teeth and laceration to his left cheek. He was admitted to the hospital for his injuries.
Keywords: battery, firefighter, oxygen, unconsciousness, fire, engine, explosion, laceration, smoke, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315313510 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations

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