Severity
Near-Miss
Leak
No
Ignition
No

During a refueling event, the operator activated the fueling lever in the wrong sequence. The vehicle filled to proper pressure, but filled faster than normal. Under different circumstances, this could have resulted in overheating of the receiving fuel tank.

Incident Date
Feb 26, 2004
Setting
Equipment
  • Vehicle & Fueling Systems
  • Fueling Dispenser
Damage and Injuries
Characteristics
When Incident Discovered
Lessons Learned

Disable the fueling process if the operator does not follow the proper sequence of steps in the fueling procedure. Improve the fueling procedure to make it inherently impossible for the sequence to be done improperly with the same result.