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Accident: 200012995 - Employee Is Killed By Exploding Drum

Accident: 200012995 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 10/28/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31597984910/28/20111795Renovation Services Inc.

On October 28, 2011, Employee #1 used a cutting torch on a 55-gallon sealed drum that had contained a combustible liquid and might have still contained some of that liquid. The drum exploded, and Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: burn, drum, construction, torch, explosion, combustible liquid, cutting and burning
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315979849 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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