Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170202188 - One Employee Killed, One Injured When Drum Explodes
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|111940268||10/16/1990||5015||Pick-A-Part Auto Wrecking|
Employees #1 and #2 were using a torch to cut a hole in a 55-gallon drum. Vapors inside the drum ignited and the drum exploded. The drum was thrown at least 20 ft into the air and landed about 30 ft from where it originally stood. The two men were thrown approximately 30 ft; Employee #1 was seriously injured, and Employee #2 was killed. Employee #2's brother, the yard supervisor, saw the explosion and was first on the scene.
|1||111940268||Hospitalized injury||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Welders and cutters|
|2||111940268||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Welders and cutters|