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Accident: 16915.015 - Employee Is Killed In Cap Of Truck, When Tanker Trailer Expl

Accident: 16915.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 05/09/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
431311.01505/11/2012Arca Trucking Services Llc
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on May 9, 2012, Employee #1, a truck driver, was sitt ing in the cab of his truck and eating. The tank trailer of the truck was being welded while connected to the tractor. There was a leak or hole in the tank trai ler and needed to be repaired by welding a patch. The tanker had not been purged of the petroleum products residue prior to being welded. As Employee #1 was sit ting in the truck, the end cap of the tanker truck exploded outward and into the cab of the tractor. The back wall of the sleeper was pushed into Employee #1. E mployee #1 was then slammed against the windshield of the truck. He suffered blu nt force trauma in the explosion that killed him.
Keywords: combustible liquid, crushed, explosion, struck by, trailer, trailer truck, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 431311.015 36 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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