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Accident: 1000884 - Employee Burned During Fuel Tank Explosion

Accident: 1000884 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/16/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
303208311/18/19883552Johnson Industrial Machinery Services, Inc.
Employee #1 was attempting to weld steel lifting shackles onto a tank that had contained diesel fuel. The tank exploded. Employee #1 sustained severe burns on his back, arms, and hands. The tank had not been cleaned or purged before the welding operation.
Keywords: burn, diesel fuel tank, work rules, welding, back, explosion, arm, tank, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3032083 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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