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Benzomatic stick type butane lighter, with blue and grey plastic and a flexible metal hose for the stick part. Lighter has two buttons on top and bottom which must be operated in tandem for lighter to ignite.
Fuel, Lighters and Fireworks
Lighters & Matches
Fuel Multi-purpose Lighters, Incl. Micro-torches (1688)
Worthington Cylinders    
Benzomatic
unknown
unknown
unknown
 
 
I was lighting candles on a cake with a benzomatic stick lighter, when leaking fuel erupted into flame engulfing and burning my hand. The fuel cane from the hand hold section of the stick lighter, where there are two pressure type levers to activate and to light the fuel. There was lit candles 5 inches away and it ignited from that distance. It was apparent that there was a large cloud of fuel in the air as the resulting fire ball was larger then my hand, estimated size of 12 inches by 8 inches. Later investigation indicates that fuel is leaking when the fuel lever is pressed into the body of the lighter, then escaping the the body.
Note: I am a Michigan certified firefighter II with 4 years of working full time.
1/22/2015
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, Seen by Medical Professional
Self
Male
27 years
Yes
No
No
No
No

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