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Accident: 14332415 - Employee Burned In Asphalt Fume Flash Fire

Accident: 14332415 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 08/12/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
216828408/14/19852911Young Refining Corp
AT APPROXIMATELY 9:20 PM ON AUGUST 12, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS LOADING OXIDIZED ASPHALT INTO A TANK TRAILER. WHEN THE TRAILER WAS FULL THE EMPLOYEE MOVED UP TO THE PLATFORM ABOVE THE FILL PORT TO STOP THE FLOW AND TO REMOVE THE FILL SPOUT. AN ATMOSPHERIC FLASH FIRE OCCURRED, BURNING EMPLOYEE #1 OVER 70% OF HIS BODY. HE DIED FROM HIS BURNS AROUND 4 PM ON AUGUST 15, 1985.
Keywords: burn, loading, tank truck, flammable vapors, fire, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2168284 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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