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  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man


    Texas man burned after using lighter to check fuel tank
    The Wichita Eagle

    WICHITA - On your list of things to never, ever do, add this one: Using a lighter to check if your fuel tank is empty.

    A 44-year-old man from Fort Worth stuck a lighter into the neck of his dump truck's fuel tank Sunday night to confirm that's why the engine died, authorities said.

    Diesel fuel vapors in the tank ignited, causing a flash fire that burned his face and hands, Wichita Fire Department Lt. Stuart Bevis said. The incident happened on the Kansas Turnpike in south Wichita shortly after 9:30 p.m, he said.

    The man walked to a convenience store at 2750 S. Oliver to report his injury and was transported to the burn unit of Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus.

    He is in good condition today, a hospital spokeswoman said.
  2. barr08 macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2006
    Boston, MA
    ...Later, the man returned to his job as the Mayor of Corpus Christi.

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