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Accident: 14560106 - Empty Tank Being Cut Up Exploded, Killing Employee

Accident: 14560106 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 01/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
174692403/29/19857389Old World Builders, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING OXYFUEL GAS CUTTING EQUIPMENT TO CUT UP OLD STEEL OIL TANKS WHICH WERE TO BE SALVAGED. AS HE BEGAN CUTTING ON ONE 12 FOOT LONG TANK, THE VAPORS INSIDE IGNITED AND BLEW OUT ONE OF THE FIVE FOOT DIAMETER END CAPS. THE CAP STRUCK AND KILLED EMPLOYEE #1. THE TANK HAD BEEN EMPTIED AND DUG UP AT LEAST 8 YEARS AGO. HOWEVER, IT HAD NEVER BEEN CLEANED, AND HAD BEEN ONLY SUPERFICIALLY VENTED JUST BEFORE BEING WORKED ON.
Keywords: flammable vapors, venting, work rules, oil tank, explosion, struck by, tank, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1746924 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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