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Accident: 14503700 - Two Employees Killed, One Burned In Dip Tank Explosion

Accident: 14503700 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 01/20/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10310378401/21/19883317J & J Metal Products, Inc.
An asphalt dip tank was being returned to operation after routine maintenance when there was a fire and explosion underneath the tank. Employees #1 and #2 were killed in the blast, and Employee #3 suffered extensive burns. The fire destroyed the building.
Keywords: burn, fire, explosion, hot asphalt, dip tank, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103103784 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 103103784 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 103103784 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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