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Accident: 772533 - Employee Killed In Petroleum Tank Explosion

Accident: 772533 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 10/25/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10750693310/31/19901389Twenty Eleven Corp.

Employee #1 was servicing a 2,200 gal crude oil separator at a drilling site. In order to clean the contaminants from the bottom of the separator, Employee #1 was removing an access panel on the unit. When Employee #1 applied heat from an oxy-acetylene torch to the nuts holding the access panel on the adjacent 100 bb1 crude storage tank exploded and caught fire. Employee #1 was burned to death.

Keywords: burn, maintenance, acetylene torch, work rules, fire, storage tank, crude oil, explosion, oil well servicing, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107506933 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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