Accident: 200231801 - Employee Using Torch On Tank Is Killed In Explosion
Accident: 200231801 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 07/07/2006
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|309963932||07/07/2006||2899||Blue Sky Biodiesel, Llc|
|On July 7, 2006, Employee #1 was working on top of a twenty-two-foot-high steel tank, using an oxyacetylene torch to install a vent. The tank apparently contained some glycerine and methanol from the making of biodiesel fuel, and it exploded. Employee #1 received burns to several parts of his body, and he was killed. It is probable that the flame from the torch ignited the vapors, causing the explosion and subsequent fire.|
Keywords: acetylene torch, tank, flammable vapors, flammable liquid, explosion, burn
|1||309963932||Fatality||Burn/Scald(Heat)||Laborers, except construction|
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