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Accident: 200332252 - Employee Dies After Explosion Of Tanker Trailer

Accident: 200332252 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 12/13/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31390018512/18/20094212Res Investments
On December 13, 2009, Employee #1 was heating two butterfly valves on the back of his tanker trailer, which had been designated to haul water. As he heated the valves with a propane torch, the tanker trailer exploded. On December 18, 2009, he died of injuries sustained in the explosion.
Keywords: burn, tank truck, head, flammable vapors, propane torch, explosion, butterfly valve, purging, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313900185 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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