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Accident: 802058 - Employee Dies When Gasoline-Contaminated Diesel Fuel Ignites

Accident: 802058 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/06/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11566150603/08/19912411Wayne Peake Logging
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11566149803/08/19915541Gy'S Quick Stop
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11103755203/12/19915171Eastover Oil Co. Inc.
Employee #1 was refueling a logging truck with diesel fuel at a self-service station. The underground tank at the station was contaminated with gasoline, which reduced the flash point to 38 degrees F. The fuel ignited and Employee #1 was burned to death.
Keywords: diesel fuel tank, low flash point, work rules, gasoline, logging, burn, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115661506 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, forestry and logging workers
2 115661498 Occupation Not Listed
3 111037552 Occupation Not Listed

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