Accident Report Detail
Accident: 202358008 - Employee Is Killed In Explosion While Cutting Tank
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|308721612||08/30/2005||4212||Renehan'S Transport, Inc.|
Employee #1 was on the top of a tankard truck, approximately 12 feet 2 inches above the ground, and was using a plasma torch to remove the dome from the back of the truck when the tank exploded. He was thrown 38 feet, struck a van, and was killed. The truck had previously been used to carry No. 2 diesel fuel (kerosene). After investigation, it is believed that sparks or heat from the plasma cutter ignited residual fuel vapors in the tank and caused the explosion.
|1||308721612||Fatality||Other||Welders and cutters|