Worker Injured While Working Maintenance in Underground Fuel Storage Tank at Gas Station at 95th St and Stony Island, Chicago

A worker suffered serious burns Friday morning when fumes ignited in an underground fuel tank where he was working on the South Side.

Chicago police, firefighters, and paramedics responded about about 9:00 a.m. Friday July 26, 2019 to a report that a worker was burned when fumes ignited in an underground fuel storage tank at the Shell gas station at 95th Street and Stony Island Avenue (1623 East 95th Street Chicago). Engine 82’s crew reported they had a burn victim on the scene at about 9:04 a.m.

A Level I Hazmat was activated at 9:18 a.m. to dispatch extra fire department resources to secure any possible danger at the gas station. The man was transported with burn injuries to Level I Trauma Center University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.

Initially there was no indication what caused the fumes to ignite.

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