Accident Report Detail
Accident: 117481.015 - Employee Is Burned When Welding On Tank That Explodes
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At 1:45 p.m. on June 24, 2019, Employee #1 was welding tabs on two fuel tanks. T he tanks were newly fabricated, but the fuel pumps affixed to them, one gasoline and one diesel, were used and contained residual fumes. Employee #1 completed w elding on the diesel fuel tank. He was standing in the bed of a truck welding ta bs on the gasoline fuel tank when the tank exploded and caused Employee #1 to ca tch fire. Coworkers used a fire extinguisher and patted out the fire on Employee #1, and they helped Employee #1 pull off his two shirts. Employee #1 was hospit alized overnight with second degree burns to his face, chest, and arms from the fire.
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