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Accident: 200644607 - Propane Torch Causes Explosion, Killing Worker

Accident: 200644607 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 01/06/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31368889701/06/20104212Tiger Trucking, Inc
On January 6, 2010, a worker was attempting to thaw a butterfly valve on the back of his transport truck, using a propane torch. The worker cracked the valve open while holding the torch close to the valve, and an explosion occurred from the hydrocarbons in the tank. The back hatch blew off striking and killing the employee instantly.
Keywords: flammable liquid, flammable vapors, fire, propane torch, torch, explosion, valve, struck by, tank, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313688897 Fatality Fracture Truck drivers, light

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