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Accident: 200690436 - Employee Died From An Explosion

Accident: 200690436 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 04/26/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30404077704/27/20017538Palmer Auto Mall
Employee #1 died when he was struck by the lid of a steel 55-gallon drum that exploded when he attempted to cut the drum apart with an oxy-actylene cutting torch. The drum had previously contained concentrated windshield washer fluid, which primarily consisted of methyl alcohol.
Keywords: acetylene torch, drum, explosion, contusion, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304040777 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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