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Accident: 170829618 - Employee Sustains Minor Injuries During Explosion

Accident: 170829618 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 09/11/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11954384109/07/19959999Thomas Mcclellan And Lee Wilson
Employee #1, the business owner, was cutting and burning on an empty 10,000 gallon gas tank approximately 13 ft away from a similar tank that was partially filled with water and No Flash, which is used to control fumes. Employee #1 had finished cutting the gas tank and was taking a break when the second tank exploded. The front section of the tank landed approximately 200 ft away, damaging several small pleasure boats. Employee #1 suffered minor cuts below his knee.
Keywords: knee, flammable vapors, explosion, laceration, tank, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119543841 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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