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Accident: 14256267 - Highway Tanker Trailer Exploded And Burned

Accident: 14256267 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 01/08/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
305345101/09/19874231East Carolina Oil Transport, Inc.
ON JANUARY 8, 1987, AT 6:58 PM, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE UNLOADING APPROXIMATELY 400 GALLONS OF RC-3 ASPHALT CUTBACK FROM A 6500 GALLON TANKER TRAILER. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES OPERATED HIS CIGARETTE LIGHTER NEAR THE OPEN TANKER DOME LID, IGNITING THE FLAMMABLE VAPORS THERE AND CAUSING AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE. BOTH EMPLOYEES SUFFERED INJURIES, BUT WERE NOT HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, explosion, smoking, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3053451 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics
2 3053451 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics

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