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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14320139 - Employee Killed In Oil Tank Explosion

Accident: 14320139 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 03/21/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10260018603/23/19905093Sparr Salvage

Employee #1 was using an oxyacetylene torch to burn the end off a 6000 gallon oil tank when the tank exploded, dismembering and killing him.

Keywords: acetylene torch, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, oil tank, explosion, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102600186 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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