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Accident: 117602.015 - Two Employees Are Killed In Oil Tank Explosion

Accident: 117602.015 -- Report ID: 0257220 -- Event Date: 06/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1412578.01506/25/2019Yamil Bermudez Guzman
At 10:41 a.m. on June 25, 2019, Employees #1 and #2 were working at a multiemployer project at an oil refinery. They were welding a deck bridge between two oil tanks when an explosion occurred. Both employees were engulfed in flames and were killed.
Keywords: welder, burn, construction, heat, flammable vapors, oil tank, flammable liquid, explosion, chemical vapor, bridge deck, welding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1412578.015 47 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)
2 1412578.015 20 M Fatality Burn(Chemical) Welders and cutters FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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