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Accident: 170084602 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Methanol Vapor Fire

Accident: 170084602 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 09/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30042938809/13/19965171Fraley Butane Company
Employee #1 had just finished unloading methanol from his tank truck. He was on the ground starting to fill his diesel tank when the area caught fire. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 sustained facial burns. Employee #1 was known to smoke while fueling trucks.
Keywords: tank truck, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, truck, smoking, off loading, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300429388 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 300429388 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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