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Accident: 14412902 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Explosion And Fire

Accident: 14412902 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 03/03/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10357301003/04/19872911Texas City Refining Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10071518403/04/19877699Ploss Industries
Employees #1 and #2 were at the open manway of a large petroleum slop oil storage tank when an explosion and fire occurred. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 hospitalized. At the time of the accident, the diked areas around the storage tank were being vacuumed by two diesel-powered tank trucks. No combustible gas tests had been conducted prior to starting the operation.
Keywords: flammable vapors, work rules, cleaning, storage tank, explosion, combustible liquid, flammable liquid, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103573010 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 103573010 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 100715184 Occupation Not Listed

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