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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310513361 - Asphalt Transport, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 310513361Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 01/29/2007

Asphalt Transport, Inc.
1000 Mchenry
El Dorado, AR 71730
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4213/Trucking, Except Local
NAICS: 484121/ General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
Mailing: 12225 East Admiral Place, Tulsa, OK 74116

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/29/2007
Close Case:01/30/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200263135Event: 01/29/2007Worker Dies After Receiving Burns Over 60 Percent Of Body
On January 11, 2007, an independent lease truck driver was at Lion Oil Co. terminal filling his tanker with carbon black oil. The truck driver was dispensing the oil into the top of his tanker, when he noticed his vent flap was stuck due to asphalt build-up. The truck driver retrieved a portable torch from his truck and proceeded back to the top of the tanker, where he attempted to burn away the asphalt to free the vent flap. The asphalt and vapors ignited, burning the employee over 60 percent of his body. The employee was hospitalized and died on January 28.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, stuck, torso, torch, asphalt, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310513361 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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