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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14202428 - Fuel Tank On Boat Exploded; Employee Burned

Accident: 14202428 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 04/20/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10530335804/20/19874499Ralph W Pyburn & Darlene L Pyburn
WHILE EMPTYING A GASOLINE FUEL TANK ON A BOAT, EMPLOYEE #1 WENT TO MAKE SURE THE ELECTRICAL LOW VOLUME PUMP WAS OPERATING CORRECTLY. WHEN HE RETURNED AND GOT INTO THE BOAT HE SAW THAT THE FUEL TANK WAS ABOUT HALF DRAINED. SUDDENLY, AN EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE AND A FIRE ERUPTED. THE EMPLOYEE WAS BURNED (MOSTLY SECOND DEGREE BURNS) ON HIS HANDS, ARMS AND FACE. WITH THE AID OF A FELLOW WORKER HE GOT TO A PRIVATE CAR AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL.
Keywords: burn, fire, explosion, arm, face, gasoline, tank, hand, boat
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105303358 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Painters, construction and maintenance

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