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Accident: 201039260 - Employee Is Killed In Welding Explosion

Accident: 201039260 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 05/19/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30990594105/19/20077692Jeronimo Olivares, Dba: Aah Welding & Repair

At approximately 10:51 a.m. on May 19, 2007, Employee #1, a welder, was repairing a diesel fuel tank that had an 88-gallon capacity, L-shaped, welded steel fuel tank labeled "Diesel Fuel Only." It was located in the bed of a 2007 Ford F-350 pick-up truck, bearing license plate Number 8G21478. The truck was backed into the southern most mechanics bay at the entrance to the welding shop. Employee #1 had cleaned the surface of the tank with a grinder to prepare for the weld and had completed three tacks with a Lincoln Power Mig-255 welder; Serial Number K16931 10563 U1000 926694, when the tank exploded. Employee #1 was thrown off of the back of the truck and sustained severe blunt force trauma to his face. He was transported to a nearby hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival.

Keywords: grinder, repair, diesel fuel tank, struck against, welder, explosion, face

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309905941 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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