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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 107293896 - Aurora North Fuel Sales, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Anchorage


Inspection Nr: 107293896
Report ID: 1032100
Open Date: 11/02/1988

Site Address:
Aurora North Fuel Sales, Inc.
1705 Ship Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: No Insp/Other

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/03/1988


Close Case:11/02/1988

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360391023

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14532212
Event: 11/02/1988
Employees Killed When Vessel Carrying Gasoline Explodes

A vessel carrying 20,000 gallons of gasoline and 15,000 gallons of diesel oil exploded and burned. Employees #1 through #3 were killed. The explosion was thought to be caused by a generator that was operating below the deck. Gasoline vapors migrated into the engine room and exploded. The vessel had not been inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Keywords:burn, barge, vapor, diesel fuel tank, fire, explosion, ship, gasoline

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107293896 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy
2 107293896 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Sailors and deckhands
3 107293896 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Ship captains and mates, except fishing boats
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