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Accident: 759977 - Employee Dies After Burned By Flash Fire

Accident: 759977 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/21/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1847478310/27/19882411Ricky Padgett
During the dark, early morning hours, Employee #1 was refueling a logging truck with diesel fuel from a portable tank mounted on the rear of a pickup truck. Apparently, he dropped the tank's top, then ignited a cigarette lighter to search for it. A flash fire ignited and engulfed the employee in flames, killing him.
Keywords: burn, diesel fuel tank, fire, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18474783 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Timber cutting and logging occupations

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