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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Fairway Services, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma

DATE: 04/28/18

An employee had replaced a truck’s fuel filter and got fuel on his wrist and hand. When he reconnected the power wires to the fuel pump, it sparked and ignited the fuel on his left hand, burning it.

Report ID 2018044101  
Date 04/28/2018  
UPA 1335288  
Primary NAICS 561730  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 1641 Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel
Secondary Source 840 Highway vehicle, motorized, unspecified
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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