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Accident: 117481.015 - Employee Is Burned When Welding On Tank That Explodes

Accident: 117481.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name

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.

Keywords: arm, burn, chest, diesel fuel tank, explosion, face, fire, fire extinguisher, gasoline, tank, welding

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1411493.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters

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