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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170228605 - Employee Killed In Fuel Tank Explosion

Accident: 170228605 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 03/08/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11066711003/09/19905015A-1 Salvage
Employee #1 was observing the removal of a motor from a junk car. A coworker was using a cutting torch to cut the motor mounts without disconnecting or draining the fuel lines. Apparently, a spark ignited fumes and the fuel tank exploded. Employee #1 was engulfed in flames and died from the burns he sustained.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, torch, explosion, spark, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110667110 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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