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Accident: 14429336 - Employee Killed When Lid Blew Off A Pressurized Tanker

Accident: 14429336 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 05/18/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10110974205/24/19883273Gordon Construction & Ready Mix
A CEMENT TANKER WAS BEING PRESSURIZED TO UNLOAD BULK CEMENT. A PROBLEM DEVELOPED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TANKER, THEN A TUBE BROKE, ALLOWING CEMENT TO SPEW OUT. EMPLOYEE #1 CLIMBED ATOP THE TANKER AND BEGAN TO LOOSEN A HATCH TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE. THE HATCH BROKE INTO PIECES, BLEW OFF AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1. HE WAS KILLED WHEN HE WAS BLOWN COMPLETELY OFF THE TANKER.
Keywords: tank truck, concrete truck, hatch, work rules, high pressure, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101109742 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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