Gas Station Explosion in Philadelphia - UST Training

March 14, 2019

Fortunately no one was injured at an explosion at a 7-Eleven gas station under construction in Philadelphia on March 12. The gas tank had been removed but contractors were working on removing beams on the island with a torch when apparently residual fuel in lines caused the blast.

ABC News Story

Moral of the story: always be careful while working at a UST site and always perform continuous vapor monitoring until the job is complete.

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