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Accident: 200358257 - Two Employees Are Burned When Gasoline Tank Explodes

Accident: 200358257 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/15/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31382676012/16/20097699Law Petroleum, Inc.
On December 15, 2009, Employee #1 was using a grinder to clean around an opening in the top of a 10,000-gallon gasoline tank. When the sparks from his grinder ignited gasoline vapors inside the tank, the tank exploded, burning Employee #1 and Employee #2.
Keywords: burn, grinder, portable power tool, maintenance, flammable vapors, explosion, purging, gasoline, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313826760 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 313826760 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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