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Accident: 200261436 - Employee Killed In Explosion

Accident: 200261436 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 01/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30403835901/22/20017699Grace Trailer Service, L.L.C.
Employee #1 entered compartment Number 3 of a petroleum tanker trailer that had contained gasoline to repair a crack in the front bulkhead. The tanker trailer had been steam cleaned and allowed to air overnight. An explosion occurred in the void space between compartment Numbers 2 and Number 3 while Employee #1 was welding and the bulkhead struck him in the head. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, ventilation, flammable vapors, welder, welding, explosion, trailer, gasoline
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304038359 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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