Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14490759 - Employee Killed In Tank Truck Explosion
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|18149633||10/04/1988||7699||Domermuth Petroleum Equip. & Maint. Corp. Dba|
Employee #1 was attempting to clean sludge from a tank truck that had contained flammable materials, such as gasoline or oil. Employee #1 was sitting on top of the truck with his feet dangling inside one of the hatch openings. He had a trouble light in the vicinity of the hatch opening and the nozzle end of a water pressure washer unit to clean the inside of the tank. When Employee #1 pulled the trigger of the nozzle, an explosion occurred that blew him through the roof of the building. Employee #1 was killed. Apparently, the tanker had not been ventilated to remove the flammable vapors, which, in combination with the water from the nozzle hitting the hot bulb of a non-explosion-proof trouble light, caused the explosion.
|1||18149633||Fatality||Other||Occupation not reported|