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Accident: 200521409 - Employee Killed In Fire When Chemical Ignites

Accident: 200521409 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/24/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30037543311/29/19994213Bulkmatic Transport Company
Employee #1 was unloading a cargo of heptane from a tanker truck. Some heptane was pumped onto the ground after mistakenly being diverted to a derelict line that was not capped. A passing car ignited the liquid, engulfing Employee #1 in flames. He died as a result of burns sustained in the accident.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, flammable liquid, unsecured, work rules, fire, heptane, off loading, spill, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300375433 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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