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Aluminum regulator fire injures one fire fighter - Nevada.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2000 Jan; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
20000390
Abstract
On January 25, 1999, a male fire fighter, 25-years of age, was performing a weekly equipment inspection on the engine to which he was assigned. The inspection required the victim to check the oxygen pressure in the cylinder, which is stored in the airway supply bag. Removing the airway supply gas, the victim opened the post valve charging the regulator. The regulator generated a loud pop and emitted a large ball of fire. The victim received first- and second-degree burns to his head, arms, and hands. NIOSH was notified of this incident by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and on February 23, 1999, a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, an Engineer, and a Physical Scientist from NIOSH investigated this incident.
Keywords
Fire-fighting; Firemen; Fire-fighters; Fire-hazards; Accidents; Injuries;
Publication Date
20000106
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
PB2000-105733
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-99-F07
NIOSH Division
DSR;
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns
SIC Code
NAICS-92
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NV; WV
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