The man was working on a gas station tank system in a manhole when the fuel ignited at the Shell on 95th and Stony Island Friday morning, according to a tweet by Chicago Fire.
Level 1 hazmat with burn injury shell gas station 9501 Stoney Island. Man burned from fuel ignition in tank system. Serious to U of C.— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) July 26, 2019
The victim, a man in his 50s, suffered third-degree burns to his face and arms, fire officials said.
The man is being treated at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was last listed in serious condition.