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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14468904 - Employee Killed In Explosion In Tank Truck

Accident: 14468904 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 07/14/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10039677907/18/19887539G. E. Sell Truck & Trailer Repair Center
Employee #1 was welding inside a compartment of a four compartment heating oil/fuel truck. An explosion occurred in the compartment next to the one in which Employee #1 was working. The explosion caused the bulkheads between the compartments to separate at their welds and strike the employee on the head, fracturing his skull and killing him. He had not taken any precautions before entering the compartment.
Keywords: fracture, head, confined space, flammable vapors, work rules, welding, explosion, skull, struck by, fuel truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100396779 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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