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Accident: 170080824 - Employee Dies In Explosion

Accident: 170080824 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 07/23/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10228374407/28/19934491Tiger Cleaning Systems, Inc.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. on July 23, 1993, three employees had finished cleaning the interior of a barge. Employee #1 went back inside the barge to untie a drop light and hose. A fellow employee started pulling the light from the barge when he observed an arc from the drop light. He continued to pull on the light when he observed another arc. A loud explosion followed, killing Employee #1, who was still inside the barge. The light in use was not explosion proof.
Keywords: longshoring, barge, electric arc, cleaning, lighting fixture, current leakage, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102283744 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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