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Accident: 200770055 - Employee Burned When Waste Oil Tank Explodes

Accident: 200770055 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 02/12/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12211863102/12/19977549Stephens Towing And Auto, Inc.

On February 12, 1997, Employee #1, of Stephen's Towing and Auto, Melrose, MA, was welding between 5 and 7 ft away from a 275 gallon waste oil tank. The tank exploded, and Employee #1 sustained burns that required hospitalization.

Keywords: burn, automotive repair, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, oil tank, storage tank, welding, explosion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122118631 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics

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