Accident Report Detail
Accident: 801050 - Employee Killed In Drum Explosion
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|124668245||06/20/1995||4213||Tommy Jordan Trucking Co., Inc.|
Employee #1 was working on his own on a Saturday when the company was closed. He had obtained three 55-gallon metal drums from an unknown source. He was using an oxyacetylene torch to cut off the tops of the barrels to make two doghouses and a trash burner for a neighbor. Employee #1 had cut the tops off two drums and when he attempted to cut the third, it blew up. He died of second- and third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body. It is not known what was in the drums to have caused the explosion. Employee #1 was not an employee of the company.
|1||124668245||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics|