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Accident: 14515233 - Employee Killed When He Ingests Liquid Benzene

Accident: 14515233 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 10/25/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11029686010/26/19902911B. P. Oil Co.
Employee #1 and another employee whom he was training were attempting to load liquid benzene into several rail tank cars. Employee #1 removed the loading pipe cap and was struck in the face by liquid benzene, which a customer mistakenly left in the tank car. Employee #1, who was not wearing his respirator as required, died. His scheduled 3 weeks of training had been shortened to 2 weeks because of scheduling problems, and he was apparently unable to recognize the hazardous conditions.
Keywords: benzene, ppe, railroad tank car, work rules, spill, untrained, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110296860 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Rail vehicle operators, n.e.c.

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