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Accident: 201681681 - Employee Is Killed While Cutting Empty Fuel Tank

Accident: 201681681 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 07/18/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30576371607/19/20047021Whalers Cove Lodge

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on July 17, 2004, Employee #1 was using a cutting torch to cut the top off of a 500-gallon fuel tank that had previously contained diesel fuel when he suffered a chemical burn and died. He was fabricating a burn barrel so his friend would not have to spend all day burning waste oil in two small burn barrels. This activity was not part of his normal work duties.

Keywords: burn, diesel fuel tank, fire, torch, chemical burn, tank

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305763716 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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