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Accident: 14532212 - Employees Killed When Vessel Carrying Gasoline Explodes

Accident: 14532212 -- Report ID: 1032100 -- Event Date: 11/02/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10729389611/02/19885172Aurora North Fuel Sales, Inc.
A vessel carrying 20,000 gallons of gasoline and 15,000 gallons of diesel oil exploded and burned. Employees #1 through #3 were killed. The explosion was thought to be caused by a generator that was operating below the deck. Gasoline vapors migrated into the engine room and exploded. The vessel had not been inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Keywords: burn, barge, vapor, diesel fuel tank, fire, explosion, ship, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107293896 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Ship captains and mates, except fishing boats
2 107293896 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy
3 107293896 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Sailors and deckhands

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