Case Study: Mechanic Dies From Burns When the Gas He Was Pouring into a Vehicle Ignited

This article presents a case study of a 47-year old mechanic who suffered burns to 95% of his body and subsequently died after the gasoline he poured into his vehicle ignited. It describes the victim's background, his employer, and the scene and investigation of the incident, which took place at a small automotive repair shop in Los Angeles County, California.. Contributing factors in the incident are listed and recommendations for prevention of fires at automotive repair shops are proposed.


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  • Accession Number: 01526082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2014 8:47PM