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Accident: 200813004 - Employee Dies From Explosion And Burn Injuries

Accident: 200813004 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 03/28/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31361949603/29/20104213High Sierra Transportation, Llc
On March 28, 2010, Employee #1 transferred crude oil from a tank battery to his tanker truck, an explosion occurred, and a fire started. The truck was parked too close to the battery that was emitting high levels of combustible vapors. The employee's clothing was also contaminated with oil mist as well. He suffered burns over 95% of his body and was transported to Lubbock for burn treatment. He died the next day.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, electrical, fire, explosion, fuel oil, combustible liquid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313619496 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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