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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Park Place Motorcars in Dallas, Texas

DATE: 02/11/19

An employee installed a fuel pump on a customer’s car and was bleeding the air out of the fuel lines. When all of the air was bled out fuel started to spray out onto his face, chest, arm and hand. He jumped back to get away from the spraying fuel and the wrench he was using to loosen the fuel line touched the positive terminal on the battery and caused a spark which ignited the fuel. The employee suffered third degree burns to the right hand.

Report ID 2019021526  
Date 02/11/2019  
UPA 1426150  
Primary NAICS 811121  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 1641 Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel
Secondary Source 4821 Battery-vehicle
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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