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Accident: 14557995 - Employee Dies Of Burns Sustained In Explosives Fire

Accident: 14557995 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 06/06/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10470991006/22/19877538H & R Automotive
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10470314507/06/19874213Tri-State Motor Transit Company
Employee #1 and a co-owner were repairing a road hauling trailer that had been involved in a traffic accident. It contained Class B propellant explosives. Employee #1 was to cut away the trailer's roof support beams, which had bowed outward when the trailer flipped onto its side. The co-owner had water-soaked the trailer the evening before and again two hours prior to their beginning work. Employee #1 had cut through three beams and was starting on the fourth when a flash fire occurred. He sustained burns over 80 percent of his body and died several days later.
Keywords: explosives, flammable vapors, burn, repair, flammable liquid, fire, torch, trailer, chemical, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104709910 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters
2 104703145 Occupation Not Listed

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