According to the 7/3/10 issue of the San Antonio Express-News, Allen Ramirez was employed as a driver for Andrews Transport, operating a tanker truck. While stationed at the AGE refueling plant, a sudden explosion left the driver of the tanker writhing on the ground, on fire and in obvious distress. It took a posse of 100 firefighters more than six hours to bring the fire at the fueling station under control.
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The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
AGE Refining said in a statement: "We cannot comment on the litigation itself.
The San Antonio Fire Department determined that the incident on May 5 was an accident. We are still awaiting the final ruling on the cause of the accident from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)."
The plaintiffs in the burn accident lawsuit are requesting that AGE list every injury or death from fire or explosion that has occurred at its locations in the past decade, as well as all citations from OSHA in the last ten years. Ramirez claims to have suffered serious, permanent, disabling and disfiguring injuries from his burns.