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Accident: 200520674 - Two Employees Killed, Six Injured Fighting Propane Fire

Accident: 200520674 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/09/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30037012904/14/19989224Albert City, City Of
Employees #1 through #8, all fire fighters, responded to a blaze at an agricultural facility that involved an 18,000-gallon propane tank. The tank exploded and they were struck by segments of the tank and other flying debris. Employees #1 and #2 were killed. Employees #3 through #8 were hospitalized with burns and various other traumas resulting from the explosion.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, storage tank, explosion, high pressure, propane, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300370129 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 300370129 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 300370129 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
4 300370129 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 300370129 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
6 300370129 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
7 300370129 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
8 300370129 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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