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Accident: 200357200 - Employee Suffers From Third Degree Burns In Tank Flash Fire

Accident: 200357200 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/23/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31244912709/03/20084212Welbuilt Homes, Inc. Dba W.H.I. Sand And Gravel
On August 23, 2008, an employee was welding a 100 gallon fuel tank which had been removed from a dump truck and drained. The tank erupted in rapid flash fire, explosively through the fill port over which the employee was standing, causing severe injury to the employee's abdomen. The employer transported the employee to Cape Fear Medical Center Emergency in Fayetteville, NC. The employee was transferred to Chapel Hill Burn Center, where he was diagnosed, admitted, and treated for third degree burns.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, fire, welder, explosion, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312449127 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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