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