Accident Report Detail
Accident: 145225.015 - Employees Cleaning Fuel Tanks Are Injured In Explosion
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1571213.015||01/05/2022||B&B Roustabout, Inc|
At 10:00 a.m. on December 24, 2021, three employees were working for a firm that provided support activities for oil and gas operations. They were cleaning fuel tanks. They had to unbolt hatches to gain access to the tanks. To loosen the ha tches, they were using a ratchet wrench, a hand drill with an extension cord, an d WD-40. The employees were using a DeWalt electricelectric impact wrench to rem ove and replace the bolts holding the cover on the tank battery. A Pulsar PG3500 MR gasoline-powered generator and a Briggs & Stratton CR950 gasoline-powered com pressor mounted to a company truck supplied power to the power tools by way of a n extension cord. As the employees unbolted the hatch of the second tank, an exp losion occurred. The employees suffered burns. All three employees were hospital ized. The extension cord was charred by the fire and left in the area where the explosion had occurred.