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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14466346 - Employee Burned When Diesel Fuel Tank Explodes

Accident: 14466346 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 04/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10031963104/21/19877538Brown'S Auto Repair

Employee #1 was using an oxygen-acetylene welding torch and brass filler rod to braze a leak in a 21 gallon diesel fuel tank from a 1979 Oldsmobile. He was standing over the tank when it exploded. Employee #1 caught on fire from his waist to his head and suffered severe burns over 35 percent of his body.

Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, diesel fuel tank, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, welder, welding, explosion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100319631 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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