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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 951061 - Employee Killed When Gasoline Vapors Ignite

Accident: 951061 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 03/07/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12663782603/07/19967539Branson'S Auto Repair
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on March 7, 1995, Employee #1 was sitting in the front seat of a van while her employer replaced the fuel pump in the gasoline tank at the rear. The employer had jacked the gasoline tank down, replaced the fuel pump, and was jacking the tank back into place when the flammable gasoline vapors were ignited by an lpg heater located at the left front of the van. This resulted in a fire and several explosions. Employee #1 was trapped inside the van and died in the fire.
Keywords: automotive repair, flammable vapors, heater, work rules, fire, explosion, lp gas, gasoline, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126637826 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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