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Accident: 310813175 - Employee Burned When Leaked Gasoline Ignites

Accident: 310813175 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/04/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081317509/14/20071542Erikson Hall Construction Co
At 7:55 a.m. on September 4, 2007, Employee #1, an independent contractor, was using a concrete cutting saw to enlarge an interior doorway opening at a work site in Poway, CA. He was holding the saw overhead when the gas cap or gas line failed, causing gasoline to stream down over his head and chest. The gasoline ignited from sparks created by the cutting operation. Employee #1 suffered second-degree burns over 60 percent of his body and was transported to the Burn Center at UC-San Diego Medical Center.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, construction, equipment failure, saw, spark, gasoline, accidental discharge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310813175 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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