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Accident: 14373062 - Three Employees Injured In Tank Explosion

Accident: 14373062 -- Report ID: 0523310 -- Event Date: 06/17/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10605067706/18/19963537Northwestern Motor Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10605066906/18/19963537Wollard Airport Equipment Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was standing atop a tank that exploded. He struck the ceiling with the tank and rolled off onto the floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized with burns over 40 percent of his body and numerous fractures. Employees #2 and #3 were injured but not hospitalized. The explosion occurred when a welding arc was struck. A spark apparently landed inside a bottom drain that had been cleaned with a solvent less than 24 hours earlier. No purging or ventilation had occurred prior to welding.
Keywords: burn, fracture, ventilation, flammable vapors, work rules, explosion, purging, spark, tank, arc welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106050677 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 106050669 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 106050669 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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