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Accident: 14533244 - Employee Dies Days After Explosion And Fire

Accident: 14533244 -- Report ID: 0215300 -- Event Date: 03/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1798052503/19/19904491Trailer Marine Transport Corp.
At about 11:30 a.m. on March 5, 1990, Employee #1, a welder in the welding area of a maintenance shop, was using an oxyacetylene torch to cut angled metal. He was resting the metal on a 55 gallon drum filled with hydraulic oil. It is assumed that Employee #1 put too much heat on the drum, causing it to explode. Employee #1 sustained serious burns and died 10 days later.
Keywords: longshoring, acetylene torch, oil drum, flammable liquid, work rules, hydraulic fluid, welder, welding, explosion, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17980525 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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