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Accident: 200811552 - Employee Dies From Gasoline Explosion

Accident: 200811552 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 07/24/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30412276507/25/20035172West Texas Gas, Inc.

Employee #1 was filling a diesel tank from a delivery truck. There were three compartments on the truck and one of them contained gasoline from a delivery earlier in the day. It is suspected that there was some residual gasoline in the pump on the fuel truck, which was ignited by static discharge inside the tank. There was an explosion and fire and Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: burn, static electricity, diesel fuel tank, fire, explosion, gasoline, pump

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304122765 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, light

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