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Accident: 200810422 - Employee Dies Of Burns Sustained Tank Truck Fire

Accident: 200810422 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 03/15/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12132075803/18/199813894 C Construction Dba Michael Cisneros, Inc.
Employee #1 was using a vacuum water truck to transfer natural gas condensate from one atmospheric storage tank to another. He had removed the natural gas condensate from one tank and loaded it into the truck. He was beginning pressurize the truck to push the liquid into the other tank when the vehicle became engulfed in flames. Employee #1 suffered burns over 80 percent of his body and was transported to Kermit Hospital in Kermit, TX. He was later transferred to the Burn Unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX, where he died three days later.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, natural gas, high pressure, vacuum vessel, oil well servicing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 121320758 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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