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Accident: 120052.015 - Employee Is Killed In Gasoline Tank Explosion

Accident: 120052.015 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 09/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1432647.01509/20/2019Environmental Products & Services Of Vermont, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019, an employee was inside of a 10,000 gallon fiberglass gasoline storage tank and was draining some brine water while cleaning the tank. The employee used a drill while inside the tank and ignited the gasoline vapors, exploding it and setting it on fire. The employee was caught in the explosion and was killed.
Keywords: storage tank, caught by, explosion, flammable vapors, gasoline, fire, vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1432647.015 57 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
2 1432647.015 48 M Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, n.e.c.

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