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Accident: 118372.015 - Employee Is Caught In Gasoline Flash Fire And Later Dies

Accident: 118372.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 08/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1418736.01507/26/2019Synergy Solutions Crisp County, L.P.
At 1:00 p.m. on July 24, 2019, two employees were filling a tanker truck from a portable bulk container (IBC) when a flash fire occurred. Employee #1 was stand ing on top of the ethanol tanker truck and his body, clothing, the tanker, tote, and hose caught on fire. Employee #1 attempted to slide down from the side of the tanker and fell about 9 feet onto the asphalt. Employee #1 sustained second and third degree burns as well as a fractured left leg. Employee #1 died tw0 w eeks later while hospitalized.
Keywords: arm, burn, face, fire, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fracture, gasoline, leg, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1418736.015 34 M Fatality

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