Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201495785 - Diesel Tank Ruptures, Striking And Killing Worker
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At approximately 8:30 a.m. on November 30, 2011, Employee #1, a 51-year-old-male, General Field Laborer with Nichols Farms, located in Hanford CA, was working with two coworkers, emptying an old 1,000 gallon diesel tank that was scheduled to be removed. Employee #1 had hooked up a 125-psi air-compressor to assist emptying the diesel from the tank. The tank bulkhead ruptured from the pressure striking Employee #1 on the head. Employee #1 died as a result of this event.
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