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Accident: 14308688 - Employee Killed By An Acetylene Tank Cylinder Explosion

Accident: 14308688 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 03/30/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10023946603/31/19892813Aetna Gas Products, Inc.
Two employees were filling acetylene cylinders. Employee #1 was closing cylinder valves on the manifold line. Employee #2 went to the rear of the building when an explosion occurred. Employee #1 was burned to death. Employee #2 went out the back door unhurt. The reason for the explosion was unknown. A possible cause was lightning.
Keywords: burn, cylinder, acetylene, lightning, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100239466 Fatality Concussion Laborers, except construction

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