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Accident: 115803.015 - Employee Is Killed In Natural Gas Fire

Accident: 115803.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 04/10/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1392377.01504/11/2019S & M Diesel Service Inc.
At 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2019, an employee was cutting cage around natural gas tanks with plasma torch. The fusible plug on cylinder melted allowing natural ga s to escape and catch fire. The employee was standing in front of the fusible pl ug when the gas ignited and sustained burns to 77% of his body. The employee was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: burn, cutting and burning, natural gas, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1392377.015 39 M Fatality Welders and cutters

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