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Accident: 200521482 - Fire Fighter Killed And Coworker Injured In Explosion

Accident: 200521482 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/07/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30037687804/07/20009224Winterset, City Of
At approximately 10:59 a.m. on April 4, 2000, Employee #1 and Employee #2, both fire fighters, responded to a fuel tank fire. Employees # 1 and #2 had conducted fire fighting responsibilities on the north side of the fuel tank. The fuel tank had caught fire because there were scrap metal workers using cutting torches. At approximately 11:13 a.m. while Employees #1 and #2 were still on site, the fuel tank exploded. Employee #1 was killed. Employee #2 sustained a broken left elbow and a laceration on the lower left leg. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, fire, torch, explosion, laceration, elbow, fuel truck, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300376878 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 300376878 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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