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Accident: 170570824 - Employee'S Face Burned In Diesel Fuel Tank Explosion

Accident: 170570824 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/27/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30175653207/27/19984213Eagle Transport Inc.
Employee #1, a delivery worker, was unloading 7,800 gallons of #2 diesel fuel into a 100,000 gallon aboveground tank when the tank exploded. He sustained minor burns to his face. The top of the tank blew up in the air approximately 4 ft and came down in its original position, as it was designed to do.
Keywords: burn, delivery work, diesel fuel tank, fire, storage tank, explosion, fuel oil, face, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301756532 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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