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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170394209 - Employee Killed In Residential Oil Tank Explosion

Accident: 170394209 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 09/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10693052201/22/19925983Rapp Petroleum Corporation

Employee #1, a home oil delivery driver, was in the basement of a single family dwelling and was pumping heating oil #1 into a steel 275 gallon storage tank, from a company-owned fuel delivery truck. After he had pumped 42 gallons of fuel oil, a combustible liquid, an explosion and fire occurred. Employee #1 sustained second- and third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body and died approximately four months later. Fire investigators determined that the origin of the explosion and fire was within the tank.

Keywords: burn, delivery work, fire, oil tank, explosion, fuel oil, combustible liquid, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106930522 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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