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Accident: 14522890 - Employee Killed When Struck By Exploding 6,000 Gallon Tank

Accident: 14522890 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 03/29/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10130980504/04/19891795Butcher & Son
Employee #1 was burning the end of a 6,000 gallon fuel tank at a demolition contractor's yard. The tank exploded, striking and killing Employee #1. Cleaning and testing of the tank's contents had not been performed by management.
Keywords: flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, explosion, fuel oil, tank, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101309805 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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