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Accident: 200151645 - Employee Is Engulfed In Fuel Fire, Dies

Accident: 200151645 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 12/30/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31599631401/03/20125983Burt'S Reliable Inc

On December 30, 2011, Employee #1 was transferring biofuel for a distributer of consumer fuel products. The valve involved in the transfer process for biofuel was blocked. In an effort to break up the blockage, the employee used a propane torch to heat the valve. A hose leading from the truck to the vale suddenly burst, spraying Employee #1 with fuel. The fuel ignited, engulfing the employee in flames. Employee #1 was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, blocks, refueling, fire, fuel oil

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315996314 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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