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Accident: 200074425 - Employee Is Pinned By Propane Tank And Is Killed

Accident: 200074425 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 07/30/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31447452907/30/20105984Blossman Gas Of North Carolina, Inc.
On July 30, 2010, Employee #1, a gas salesman and a delivery driver, was delivering liquid propane to a residence. The 500-gallon, above-ground service tank was located part-way up a slope. As the employee was filling the tank, the tank dislodged and slid/rolled down the slope, catching him. The tank and the employee rolled down the slope and was stopped by a small tree. The tank was resting on the employee's chest and abdomen. Employee #1 died from traumatic asphyxia due to the weight of the tank on his body.
Keywords: chest, delivery work, abdomen, asphyxiated, pinned, fall, propane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314474529 Fatality Asphyxia Driver-sales workers

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