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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14322309 - Employee Dies Using Cutting Torch On Gasoline Tank

Accident: 14322309 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 10/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10875490410/13/19937389John J. Brentzel, Inc.
Employee #1 was using a cutting torch on an 8,000 gallon underground gasoline tank when gasoline vapors ignited and exploded, killing Employee #1. The employee was using the cutting torch to enlarge existing holes in the tank so that the remaining water would run out of the tank more quickly.
Keywords: flammable vapors, work rules, torch, explosion, gasoline, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108754904 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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