Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170188890 - Employee Injured When 55-Gallon Drum Explodes During Welding
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At 12:30 p.m. on October 23, 1990, Employee #1, an assistant manager, was in the drum storage area, cutting the top off a 55-gallon drum using a mobile, two-wheel welding set-up. He failed to check the contents of the barrel or to vent or flood the barrel before starting the job. The drum exploded and Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Employee #1 was wearing a face shield, gloves, and hard-top shoes, but no apron.
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