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Accident: 170199541 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Corroded Oil Tank Roof

Accident: 170199541 -- Report ID: 0950626 -- Event Date: 10/03/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11212204910/03/19911389Bill Mundy Equipment
Employee #1, of the Challenger Mineral Facility in Bakersfield, CA, climbed atop a crude oil stock tank to turn off a valve. While on the tank, he stepped on a badly corroded section that was unable to support his weight. He fell through the roof of the tank into approximately 3 ft of crude oil and drowned.
Keywords: roof collapse, maintenance, roof, work rules, storage tank, corrosion, fall, fall protection, oil well servicing, drown
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112122049 Fatality Asphyxia Construction trades, n.e.c.

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