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Accident: 14552376 - Employee Killed When Struck By End Of Exploding Tank

Accident: 14552376 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 07/13/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
102737407/13/19841795D & V Wrecking Corporation
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 13, 1984, Employee #1 and a coworker were preparing to cut the ends off of an old underground gasoline storage tank. Employee #1 was filling the approximately 5 ft in diameter by 18 ft long tank with water. When the coworker started to cut the tank, it exploded. Employee #1 was struck by the end of the tank and thrown approximately 96 ft. He suffered multiple devastating injuries and was killed.
Keywords: flammable vapors, work rules, construction, storage tank, explosion, struck by, gasoline, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1027374 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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