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Accident: 170186738 - Two Employees Burned In Fire Inside Vessel

Accident: 170186738 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 12/14/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11208332412/20/19904932Suburban Propane & Petrolane
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 19, 1990, Employees #1 and #2 were preparing to repair an internal baffle inside a vessel. Employee #1 had finished grinding inside the vessel and Employee #2 was starting to weld the baffle area when a fire broke out inside the vessel. Both employees suffered burns, for which they were hospitalized. Proper confined space entry procedures had not been followed: the vessel was not adequately ventilated and proper gas testing procedures had not been followed.
Keywords: burn, repair, vapor, ventilation, confined space, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, welding, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112083324 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
2 112083324 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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