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Accident: 106477.015 - Employee Is Killed From Explosion Of Gasoline Vapors, Second

Accident: 106477.015 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 06/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1322638.01506/12/2018Vigilante Enterprises, Inc.
At 5:50 p.m. on June 12, 2018, two employees were removing excess water from und erground concrete vault which contained a metal gasoline storage tank for an aut omobile gasoline station. Employee #1 was using a shop vacuum inside the vault t hat was not approved for a flammable vapor environment. Employee #2 was on the s urface of the parking lot near the manhole entrance of the vault. Gasoline vapor s were ignited which caused a large explosion and a fire plume. Employee #1 was entrapped inside the concrete vault and killed from the blast and fire. Employee #2 sustained severe burns to the body and was transported to a hospital.
Keywords: burn, concussion, explosion, fire, gasoline, maintenance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1322638.015 63 M Fatality Automobile mechanics
2 1322638.015 61 M Hospitalized injury Cashiers

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