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Accident: 801050 - Employee Killed In Drum Explosion

Accident: 801050 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/20/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12466824506/20/19954213Tommy 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.

Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, explosion, cutting and burning

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124668245 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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