Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

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

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.