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Accident: 14505788 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Section Of Steel Tank

Accident: 14505788 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 04/09/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10089162104/10/19901795D & D Dismantling, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10089160504/11/19901795M & W Contractors
At 2:00 p.m. on February 9, 1990, Employee #1 and two coworkers were dismantling equipment at an old refinery. While Employee #1 worked on one side of a large steel tank, the coworkers, both burners, were cutting a huge section from the other side so it could be removed for scrap. Shortly after the cut portion fell to the ground, the remainder of the large upright tank became unstable and slowly rolled over onto Employee #1. He sustained massive chest injuries, including fractures, and was killed. Causal factors for this accident include the lack of proper supervision, poor training, and an incomplete safety program.
Keywords: dismantling, work rules, construction, crushed, tank, untrained, cutting and burning, overturn, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100891621 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 100891605 Occupation Not Listed

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