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Accident: 201856986 - Three Employees Injured Due To Explosion

Accident: 201856986 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 01/09/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30536650201/16/20032951Scotty'S Contracting & Stone Llc

At approximately 7:10 a.m. on January 9, 2003, three employees were attempting to demolition the remainder of an existing trailer and catwalk. Employee #1 was using a cutting torch to break and separate the large pieces, while Employees #2 and #3 were standing a few feet behind Employee #1. A spark from the torch came into contact with a nearby 55-gallon container, containing a flammable liquid, resulting in an explosion. All three employees were hospitalized and treated for various burns. The container was not labeled with its contents and the employees were not informed of its existence.

Keywords: burn, demolition, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, torch, explosion, catwalk, trailer

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305366502 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
2 305366502 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
3 305366502 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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