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Accident: 693028 - Gasoline Ignited, Burning Employee

Accident: 693028 -- Report ID: 0355110 -- Event Date: 07/08/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1737627808/14/19865083Goforth Tractor, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WORKED AS A PARTS MAN, GOT A PLASTIC JUG OF GASOLINE FROM A PICKUP TRUCK AND USED IT TO TRY TO START A 1 TON TRUCK BY POURING GASOLINE INTO THE TRUCK'S TANK AND CARBURETOR. THE TRUCK STARTED AND RAN MOMENTARILY ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT. THE SECOND TIME HE TRIED, SOME GAS WHICH HAD SPILLED AROUND THE CARBURETOR IGNITED AND BURNED HIM AROUND THE RIGHT ARM AND CHEST AREA, AND HIS BACK.
Keywords: burn, chest, work rules, fire, back, carburetor, combustible liquid, arm, gasoline, non-approved gas can
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17376278 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Sales workers, parts

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