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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 119913.015 - Employee Is Killed In Gasoline Explosion At Auto Salvage Yar

Accident: 119913.015 -- Report ID: 0216000 -- Event Date: 09/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1428556.01509/05/2019New England Used Auto Parts, Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on September 4, 2019, an employee was defueling vehicle gasoline tanks in an auto salvage yard when the gas vapors near the ground surface were ignited by torch cutting operations. The vapors ignited and the employee was killed in the explosion.
Keywords: torch, flammable vapors, gasoline, fire, vapor, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1428556.015 44 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat)

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