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Blast kills shuttle driver during natural gas fill-up

From a Times Staff Writer

A Harbor City man refueling an airport SuperShuttle van with natural gas was killed Saturday when the fuel tank on the vehicle exploded, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

The explosion occurred shortly after 10 a.m. at a Clean Energy station on South Figueroa Street in Carson, Deputy Ed Hernandez said.

Hernandez declined to name the victim, but KCAL-TV Channel 9 identified him as Bob Mancuso, 61.

The force of the blast threw the shuttle driver 10 to 20 yards away, Hernandez said.

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No one else was injured.

“It’s a tragic accident,” said Hernandez.


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