WorkSafeBC Home

Fuel tanker explodes, fatally injuring worker

The presence of static electricity where a flammable liquid is being handled or used can cause an extreme workplace hazard. This slide show recreates an incident where a worker was fatally injured when gasoline vapours were ignited by a spark from static electricity. It shows the importance of having effective bonding and grounding systems in place.

Publication Date: Apr 2021 File type: MP4 (216 MB) Asset type: Slide Show