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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 17652348 - Steuart Transportation Company

Inspection Information - Office: Baltimore


Inspection Nr: 17652348
Report ID: 0316100
Open Date: 12/22/1986

Site Address:
Steuart Transportation Company
Lighthouse Road
Piney Point, MD 20674

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/09/1987


Close Case:04/28/1987

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360372510

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14327779
Event: 12/20/1986
Four Killed, One Injured When Aviation Fuel Explodes

Employees #1 through #5 were using a vacuum truck on a pier to pump the remaining JP4 aviation fuel from the cargo tanks of a floating barge. An explosion and fire occurred during the transfer process. Employee #1 was hospitalized and Employees #2 through #5 were killed. The ignition source was not determined. The flashpoint of this fuel was 10 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The barge dimensions were 300 ft by 60 ft, with a 17 ft draft.

Keywords:longshoring, barge, pier, flammable liquid, fire, explosion, fuel oil

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17652348 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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