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Accident: 14347793 - Two Employees Killed, One Injured In Gasoline Explosion

Accident: 14347793 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 09/08/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10126511409/09/19875541Bubba'S Stop & Shop
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 1987, Employee #1 was preparing to replace a disposable wick filter on a Tokheim gasoline dispenser when the dispenser's hydraulic control valve O-ring ruptured, spewing out gasoline. Employee #3, who had been standing nearby, ran out of the station to assist in stopping the flow of gasoline. When a customer attempted to move his vehicle away from the leaking gasoline dispenser, a fire and explosion resulted. Employee #1 was severely burned but is expected to recover. Employee #2 was severely burned and died at 4:30 a.m. on September 9, 1987; Employee #3 was severely burned and died at 8:00 p.m. on September 9, 1987.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, work rules, fire, equipment failure, rupture, explosion, valve, spark, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101265114 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
2 101265114 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported
3 101265114 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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