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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14322259 - Employee Killed As Drum Containing Toluene Explodes

Accident: 14322259 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 06/07/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10875761806/07/19932899Royston Laboratories, Division Of Chase Corp.
Employee #1 was cutting a 55-gallon drum that contained residual toluene. He was using a cutting torch and the heat caused the drum to explode. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: heat, flammable vapors, work rules, drum, toluene, torch, explosion, cutting and burning, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108757618 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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