How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask SpecialistMichael Your Own Question

SpecialistMichael
SpecialistMichael, MS, CSCS
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 507
Experience:  Senior Information Specialist
65186368
Type Your Question Here...
SpecialistMichael is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I STILL NEED A PLACE WHERE I CAN SEE THIS DOCUMENTED. OR COMING

Resolved Question:

I STILL NEED A PLACE WHERE I CAN SEE THIS DOCUMENTED. OR COMING FROM A SPECIALIST IN THE FIRE INDUSTRY.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: General
Expert:  SpecialistMichael replied 1 year ago.
Hi there Mike here again. Just to make sure I have the correct request you are specifically looking for a documented case of someone being lit on fire or lack there of because of improper stoichiometric air fuel ratios?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No, I am looking for proof that if a person is doused in gas they will catch on fire assuming your perequisites are in place. Seems obvious doesn't it? But I need PROOF that this is what would occur. NOT examples.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Did you get my reply

Expert:  SpecialistMichael replied 1 year ago.
Ok i got it. So heres the situation. Skin, because of its high moisture content is less combustible compared to dry clothing and hair.

Initially it would be the actual gas that is on fire until the skin and other tissue is dehydrated enough to combust. The exceptions would be that fatty tissue, versus skin, muscle bone would catch on fire sooner.

A great example of this is fatty pork on a grill or fatty beef compared to lean chicken(no skin) and ultra lean beef cuts. In fact pigs (dead ones) are used for tests for ballistics and fire recreation because they are so similar to human. So back to the meat on grill situation: when have ypu seen beef or chicken catch on fire? Even on an open pit? I havent ever, ive only ever seen it smolder and char. Pork and oily(fatty) meats on an open flame like fatty burgera can catch on fire(the oily stuff can) but the meat will just dry and char. Chicken unless coated, because its so lean would have a hard time catching fire. This is why when you see deaths by fire where someone lights a body on fire, there is always another fuel or accelerant involved.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

But the hair would catch on fire immediately and the gas on the skin would burn? Maybe even causing a first degree burn like a sunburn?

Expert:  SpecialistMichael replied 1 year ago.
Yes, the hair would burn when damp or wet with the fuel the gas would burn and then skin would react first degree, then 2nd degree(blisters etc) then eventually char(3rd). First and second(redness/sore then blistering and peeling are immune reactions to the trauma, 3rd degree burns is actually the peel and char caused by the burning.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Again I need to have this information from an expert in this particular area for a trial. Know any one?

Expert:  SpecialistMichael replied 1 year ago.
To the best of my knowledge there are not fire forensic experts on just answer. Your most accurate lead would be to get on the phone and email correspondence with a local university forensics instructor. This way they can provide documented information for their separate studies and cases and how they immediately apply to your trial. You could even reference then yourself during trial.
SpecialistMichael, MS, CSCS
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 507
Experience: Senior Information Specialist
SpecialistMichael and 140 other General Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you

Expert:  SpecialistMichael replied 1 year ago.
My pleasure. Have a great weekend.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21776
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21776
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    18781
    I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13453
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8681
    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dermdoc19/2010-09-30_160749_Photo_122807_015.JPG dermdoc19's Avatar

    dermdoc19

    Dermatologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3945
    30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/birddoctor/2012-6-22_173214_birddoctor.64x64.png Dr. Pat's Avatar

    Dr. Pat

    Bird Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3463
    25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3421
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
 
 
 
Chat Now With An Expert
SpecialistMichael
SpecialistMichael
388 Satisfied Customers
Senior Information Specialist