Report: Performer used wrong accelerant in school accident

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Posted: May 25, 2016 5:22 AM

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal investigation has revealed more details about what went wrong when a fire-breather accidentally set himself ablaze during a South Florida high school pep rally.

Local news outlets cite a report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as saying Ricky Charles used the wrong type of accelerant, causing the March 17 accident at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach. The agency's report was obtained by WPEC-TV (http://bit.ly/1OVB4Gn) in response to a public records request.

Charles, who runs a company in Pembroke Pines called Inferno's Challenge Inc., suffered second-degree burns over several parts of his body. No citations or fines were issued by OSHA.

The Palm Beach County School District Office of Professional Standards is still looking into the matter. It hasn't yet released its report.

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Information from: WPEC-TV, http://www.wpecnews12.com/