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Accident: 170063861 - Employees Injured In Chemical/Petroleum Explosion

Accident: 170063861 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/16/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1853574007/16/19923251Cherokee Brick Company Of North Carolina, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11113763407/16/19924953Noble Oil Services, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1853574007/16/19923251Cherokee Brick Company Of North Carolina, Inc.
Employee #2, accompanied by Employee #1, drove a Cusco vacuum tank truck onto Cherokee Brick Property. Their job was to empty eight 55-gallon drums of 50 percent hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into the tank on their truck and transport it to a wastewater storage tank, where it would be inserted to clean the water. The employees emptied the hydrogen peroxide into the truck tank, which contained petroleum residue. They transported the hydrogen peroxide to the storage tank and were preparing to back up to the tank when their truck tank exploded. Both Employees #1 and #2 were hospitalized for lacerations, abrasions, and internal injuries.
Keywords: tank truck, hydrogen peroxide, explosion, laceration, abrasion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18535740 Hospitalized injury Concussion Supervisors, motor vehicle operators
2 111137634 Occupation Not Listed
3 18535740 Hospitalized injury Concussion Truck drivers, light

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