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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Natural State Materials & Logistics in Pocahontas, Arkansas

DATE: 10/31/16

An employee was attempting to fuel his truck with diesel. He removed the fuel cap from his truck, picked up the fuel nozzle, placed the fuel nozzle in the tank, and squeezed the handle.

It was at that point that a flash fire and/or small explosion occurred, burning his face, hands, and chest area. He was hospitalized for third degree burns.

Report ID 20161010265  
Date 10/31/2016  
UPA 1151761  
Primary NAICS 212319  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 1641 Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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