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Accident: 100802.015 - Employee Is Killed When A Drum Explodes

Accident: 100802.015 -- Report ID: 0625500 -- Event Date: 11/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1277731.01511/16/2017Scott Adams
At 4:00 p.m. on November 3, 2017, an employee was planning to cut an enclosed barrel with unknown substance. The employee was applying heat with a cutting torch to the exterior of the barrel. The heat caused an ignition source making the barrel explode. The employee was severely burned and was killed.
Keywords: torch, chemical, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1277731.015 20 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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