This Oregon FACE toolbox talk is about a 37-year-old field mechanic who died when he tried to stoke a warming fire with gasoline. The recommendations:
1. Never use gasoline or saw fuel near an open flame.
2. Make sure to use the correct materials to safely start and stoke a fire. For example, use a drip-torch with a mixture of diesel fuel and gasoline (ratio 3:1 or 4:1).
3. Make sure that employees understand that when pouring gasoline on an existing fire, a flame can travel up the stream into the container and
4. Train employees on the hazards and safe procedures for starting and stoking fires.