On the morning of Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at a gas station on São Miguel Street in Afogados neighborhood of Recife – the capital city of the Pernambuco state in Brazil, a repair worker died after causing an explosion.
The worker, who was a welder, was fixing a leaking fuel tank. The tank was emptied off the gas, but some flammable fumes apparently still lingered in the manhole and lit up while the worker was sanding the hole.
The explosion amputated the worker’s leg, and propelled him 10 meters up into the air. His lifeless corpse landed on the tiled floor of the station.