Accident Report Detail
Accident: 79069.015 - Employee Is Burned In Explosion And Later Dies
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1087345.015||08/24/2015||4011||104370 - National Railroad Passenger Corporation|
At 11:44 a.m. on August 22, 2015, Employee #1 was using a Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welder to repair a leak on a locomotive diesel fuel tank. The tank was an inter nal component of the locomotive that contained hazardous chemicals, including CI TGO No.2 Diesel Fuel and High Sulfur, a Category 3 flammable liquid. During the welding/cutting operation, the tank exploded. Employee #1 sustained burns over 95 percent of his body. He died the next day, August 23, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.
|1||1087345.015||27||M||Fatality||Occupation not reported|