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Accident: 14372163 - Employee Killed When Tank Explodes

Accident: 14372163 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 04/12/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10594027404/13/19932082Joseph Huber Brewing Co., Inc.
On April 12, 1993, Employee #1 was killed when a beer holding tank exploded shortly after he entered the area. The tank was over-pressurized with carbon dioxide after a valve was inadvertently left open. The regulator and relief valves for the tank were not properly adjusted and failed to operate.
Keywords: open valve, work rules, equipment failure, rupture, explosion, high pressure, valve, carbon dioxide, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105940274 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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