Man burned while work­ing on boat

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KINGSTOWN — A boat owner was flown to Johns Hop­kins Bayview Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Bal­ti­more on Fri­day, July 21, af­ter suf­fer­ing fa­cial burns while work­ing on his ves­sel, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Mary­land State Fire Mar­shal’s Of­fice.

He was iden­ti­fied as Jayson Had­away, 36, of Ch­ester­town.

Had­away was in the stern of a 1997 May­craft when an open flame along with fuel va­pors in­side the hull of the ves­sel caused a fire, the fire mar­shal’s of­fice said.

Deputy Chief State Fire Mar­shal Matthew Stevens said Had­away was work­ing on some wiring and us­ing the heat from a lighter to tighten the shrink wrap around the wiring.

Had­away in­jured his back and suf­fered mi­nor burns to his face, ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

He has been re­leased from the hos­pi­tal.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at 7:26 p.m. in the 200-block of Fey Road. State tax and as­sess­ment records show the prop­erty is owned by Richard and Lynn Fleet­wood.

The Ch­ester­town Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany re­sponded and brought the fire un­der con­trol in 24 min­utes, ac­cord­ing to the news re­lease.

Dam­age to the boat was es­ti­mated at $1,000.


A fire aboard this wa­ter­craft re­sulted in the in­jury of the owner.

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