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Two Die After Light Ignites Vapors During Train Derailment Cleanup

Issue 7 and Volume 134.

Two Die After Light Ignites Vapors During Train Derailment Cleanup FEATURES A flash fire in a crude oil tank car occurred three days after a train derailed in Bradford, Pa. Fumes ignited when a workman used a non-explosionproof light in an explosive atmosphere during the cleanup. Two cousins died and two other workmen were injured, one with third-degree burns. During the emergency operations, fire fighters were hampered because the narrow opening into the tank car, where the cousins were trapped, restricted the use of SCBA. At least two fire fighters were overcome by fumes inside the car and were treated at a hospital. Two other fire fighters were also injured. Mutual aid call On Saturday, September 20 of last year, an emergency call at 5:45 p.m. reported an accident at the site of the train derailment that had occurred on Sept. 17. The City of Bradford Fire Department ambulance was…

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