HAZARD ALERT: Diesel trucks, fuel tank vent systems, refuelling and the risk of flash fires

Safety Alert Type: 
Vehicles
Location: 
British Columbia
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2016-09-15
Company Name: 
WorkSafeBC
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A log transport truck quit running while driving up a steep hill on a main highway.

The driver got out to investigate the cause. While he was investigating, a flash fire occurred after he removed the diesel tank fuel cap.

The driver was seriously burned.

See the attached document from WorkSafeBC for full details.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

(See attached document)

For more information on this submitted alert: 

WorkSafeBC Prevention Information Line: 1-888-621-7233

File attachments
Safety_Alert_WorkSafeBC-Diesel_Flash_Fire_Risk-September 15-2016.pdf
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