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Accident: 105940.015 - Employee Is Killed When A Reactor Tank Explodes

Accident: 105940.015 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/24/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1279166.01511/24/20172819136486 - Pencco, Inc.
On November 24, 2017, an employee, the plant manager was performing grinding work on a metal catwalk adjacent to a ferrous sulfate reactor tank that had accumulated hydrogen gas. The hydrogen gas appears to have been ignited by sparks produced from grinding and the employee was killed.
Keywords: tank, grinder, hydrogen sulfide, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1279166.015 64 M Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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