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Accident: 200542033 - Two Employees Are Killed In Oil Tank Fire

Accident: 200542033 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 07/23/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31410746707/23/20101381Northeast Energy Management Inc.
On July 23, 2010, Employee #1 and Employee #2, of Northeast Energy Management Incorporated, were arc welding on a 15 ft high by 12 ft diameter oil storage tank that contained approximately 85 barrels of crude oil. The tank exploded, and it was propelled some 220 ft through the air. The explosion caused the gas well to ignite. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were killed from burns sustained in the gas well fire. .
Keywords: burn, gas well, fire, oil tank, lubricating fluid, gas, explosion, arc welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314107467 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 314107467 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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