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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14251136 - Employees Injured When Gasoline Tank Explodes

Accident: 14251136 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/14/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1848259612/15/19884953Four Seasons Industrial Services

Employee #1 was cutting a used, 8,000 gallon gasoline tank with an acetylene torch. Employee #2 was helping and performing fire watch. Sparks from the torch ignited vapors from a nearby gasoline tank that had not been cleaned or purged, causing that tank to explode. Employee #1 sustained a leg fracture, and Employee #2 was burned. Both were hospitalized.

Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, flammable vapors, work rules, explosion, spark, gasoline, tank, cutting and burning, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18482596 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.
2 18482596 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, n.e.c.

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