Behaviour in case of a chemical accident

Diesel fuel

Oily yellowish flammable liquid.


Thermal radiation and smoke from fires, overpressure and shrapnel from the bursting of tanks.

Health effects

Burns from thermal radiation and smoke-induced breathing difficulties, contusions caused by excessive pressure, and wounds caused by shrapnel.


If you are outside, move perpendicular to the direction of the wind outside of the danger zone. Cover the airways. If you are inside, close all doors, windows, and ventilation openings. Avoid sparks!

First aid

The injured person must be taken to a safe place and laid down on the abdomen. In case of flame burns, extinguish the clothing with the help of a blanket or a carpet and start cooling quickly.
Use cool water for cooling. After cooling, cover the damaged area with a clean sheet. Take the injured person to the doctor.