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Accident: 170216022 - Employee Killed In Tank Explosion

Accident: 170216022 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 12/08/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12508425112/09/19941795Midland Enviromental Inc
At 10:00 a.m. on December 8, 1995, a four-man crew at the Midland Co. had removed USTs and was cutting openings in them. Employee #1 was standing by a tank that was being cut in half by a coworker when the tank exploded, killing Employee #1 and injuring two other workers. A total penalty of $427,000 was assessed.
Keywords: work rules, construction, explosion, tank, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125084251 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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