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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at U.S. POSTAL SERVICE in Owensboro, Kentucky

DATE: 05/11/16

On or about 5/11/2016, an employee was delivering mail when he noticed smoke coming from a resident’s garage. He stopped and noticed a gas can on fire and two kids in the garage. He told the kids to get out of the garage and to kick the gas can out. One of the kids kicked the gas can out of the garage. The can hit the employee and splattered gas on him. The gas caught on fire and caused third degree burns to both of his legs.

Report ID 2016054041  
Date 05/11/2016  
UPA 1090580  
Primary NAICS 491110  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 510 Leg(s), unspecified
Source 1641 Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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