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Accident: 14496863 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tank

Accident: 14496863 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 07/21/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10678209707/21/19881795Invirex Demolition, Inc.

Employee #1, a demolition burner, was preparing a 59,000 lb elevated horizontal tank to be pushed down. He had burned off all the bolts from the supporting structure on which the tank was sitting. He was underneath the tank cutting the supporting legs when the tank shifted and fell, trapping Employee #1 underneath it. He was crushed and killed.

Keywords: demolition, unsecured, work rules, construction, crushed, falling object, tank, cutting and burning, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106782097 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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