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Accident: 14460471 - Employee Burned When Flammable Vapors Ignited By Welding

Accident: 14460471 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 05/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484344505/31/19847699Callis-Thompson Inc

Employee #1 was arc welding the hatch door on the outer wall of the third compartment of a 2,300 gallon capacity fuel oil tank truck, MD license tag #H40098, tank plate #23038. The heat ignited residual flammable vapors, starting an intense fire. Employee #1 sustained second- and third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body. The employer had failed to clean the tank compartments to remove all flammable materials.

Keywords: burn, tank truck, flammable vapors, inadequate maint, work rules, fire, welding, fuel oil, fuel truck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14843445 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Petroleum engineers

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