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Accident: 170090690 - Employee Injured When Fuel Tank Explodes

Accident: 170090690 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 08/19/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10855349608/20/19919621Alaska State Of Dot
Employee #1 was welding on a 100 gallon diesel fuel tank that was 80 percent full. The tank exploded and he was injured. He had failed to empty the tank and fill it with water, or take any other safety precautions before starting work.
Keywords: diesel fuel tank, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, welder, storage tank, welding, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108553496 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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