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Accident: 14273437 - Employee Severely Burned When Tank Explodes

Accident: 14273437 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 09/13/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10098720509/13/199024214obbins Lumber, Inc.

On August 23, 1990, Employee #1, a truck driver, used an oxygen fuel gas cutting torch to cut into a tank that previously contained a flammable liquid. The tank exploded, causing 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-degree burns over the upper portion of the employee's body. He was hospitalized.

Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, torch, explosion, tank, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100987205 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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