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Accident: 202674909 - Employee Suffers Burns To Arm And Leg When Fuel Ignites

Accident: 202674909 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652215004/23/20131741Nibbelink Masonry Construction Corporation
On April 9, 2013, Employee #1, a brick tender, was using a STIHL cut-off saw to cut rebar. The employee filled the saw with gasoline and replaced the cap. Fuel leaked from the STIHL cut-off saw and a spark ignited the leaked fuel. The employee was burned on his left arm and leg. The employee was transported to the Sutter Hospital by coworkers and was then transferred to UC Davis Burn unit, where he was treated for the burns. Employee #1 remained hospitalized for ten days.
Keywords: burn, leak, rebar, saw, brick, fuel oil, arm, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316522150 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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