Industry Alert – Blocked Fuel Tank Led to Explosion

Blocked Fuel Tank Ventilation System Led to Explosion, Injuring Worker

A worker was operating a fully loaded logging truck when the truck’s engine stalled. The worker opened the right-side fuel tank to see if there was fuel in the tank. As he did so, the tank erupted in flame. The worker sustained serious burn injuries and was treated in hospital.

This safety alert provides an overview of the incident and its cause – Industry Alert: Blocked Fuel Tank Explosion


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