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Accident: 202654919 - Employee Suffers Burns When Caught In Flash Fire

Accident: 202654919 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/03/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31720010309/16/20131794Watsonville Grading & Excavation, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 3, 2013, Employee # 1 was heating hot asphalt oil spray wand using a propane torch. During the heating of spray wand, a coworker attempted to reposition the wand and accidentally pressed the nozzle control handle that blow out hot oil and diesel. A flash fire occurred and caught Employee #1's, clothing on fire. The coworker responded to the accident and drove the employee to an area hospital, where he was treated for second degree burns to his neck and arms. Employee #1 remained hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, fire, propane torch, hot asphalt, neck, propane, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317200103 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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