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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 127178101 - Employee Is Killed When Pressurized Tank Ruptures

Accident: 127178101 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 06/21/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12717810106/21/20013089Venture Industries Groesbeck Plant

On June 21, 2001, Employee #1 was working with a 500-gallon tank that was used to transfer waste oil and water. He was using air under pressure on the tank to force the liquid contents into a waste oil/water trench. The tank ruptured and he was killed.

Keywords: air pressure, cleaning, storage tank, rupture, explosion, plastic mfg, pressure release

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127178101 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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