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Accident: 170868822 - Employee Killed When Diesel Tank On Harvester Explodes

Accident: 170868822 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/18/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11980017508/19/19970161Arnaudo Brothers
On August 18, 1997, Employee #1, a ranch maintenance worker, was welding shut a leaking diesel fuel tank on a tomato harvester when it exploded. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, diesel fuel tank, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, agriculture, work rules, welding, harvester, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119800175 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Farm workers

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