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Accident: 200623957 - Worker Cleaning Tank Dies From Burns And Gas Inhalation

Accident: 200623957 -- Report ID: 0454722 -- Event Date: 09/13/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31030851509/14/20068748Ops Contracting Services Llc
On September 13, 2006, an employee was cleaning sludge containing residual carbon disulfide from a 10,000-gallon storage tank using pressurized water. During the cleaning process, flames were emitted through the tank opening. The employee was positioned outside the tank, but over the tank opening. The flames severely burned the employee. It was concluded that his burns and the inhalation of toxic gases caused his death at the hospital six days later.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, ppe, cleaning, fire, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, storage tank, carbon disulfide, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310308515 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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