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Accident: 171055437 - Employee Injured In Diesel Tank Explosion

Accident: 171055437 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/18/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12677598008/21/19974952Timpanogos Special Service District
Employee #1 was preparing to weld a bracket to a small diesel tank in a pickup bed. His leads contacted the tank and cut a hole through it, resulting in an explosion. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization. At the time of the accident, the tank contained less than a gallon of diesel fuel.
Keywords: diesel fuel tank, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, struck against, welder, welding, explosion, pickup truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126775980 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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