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Accident: 170247324 - Employee Dies From Burns When Air Inside Tank Ignites

Accident: 170247324 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 03/21/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11545878803/22/19943599Diebel'S Welding & Machine Inc
At 9:30 a.m. on March 21, 1994, Employee #1, a welder for Diebel's Welding and Machine, was welding inside a turbo-mist orchard spray tank when the atmosphere ignited and set his clothing on fire. He suffered 2nd-and 3rd-degree burns to approximately 80 percent of his body. He was taken to Mid Valley Hospital in Omak, then transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died at 8:27 a.m. on March 22, 1994.
Keywords: burn, clothing, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, welding, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115458788 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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