Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 201925419 - Two Employees Are Killed From Fire Inside Barge
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|312927445||04/02/2011||3731||336611||Texas Barge & Boat, Inc.|
Abstract: On April 2, 2011, Employee #1 was inside Barge PPG 214 cutting away the bottom plate on the port side. Employee #1 was using a cutting torch supplied with oxygen and Chemtane fuel gas. Employee #2, the foreman, and an additional seven employees were inside the barge conducting similar activities on the starboard and port sides; two were assigned as fire watches. The activities were conducted towards the bow of the barge. Employee #1 had to lie on his stomach to conduct the torch cutting because of the limited space. A fire erupted near Employee #1. Employee #2 attempted to rescue Employee #1. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were killed as a result of the fire. The additional seven employees escaped without major injuries.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||312927445||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Welders and cutters|
|2||312927445||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Welders and cutters|