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Accident: 200811198 - Employee Killed When Chemical Tank Explose

Accident: 200811198 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 09/19/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30411969609/20/20022813Reliant Processing Group, Llc
On September 19, 2002, Employee #1 was painting one of six tanks containing carbon dioxide when three of them suddenly exploded. He was killed. The tanks were originally built as railroad tank cars for liquefied petroleum gas and they were not designed to store carbon dioxide.
Keywords: flammable vapors, work rules, explosion, carbon dioxide, chemical vapor, painter, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304119696 Fatality Cut/Laceration Painters, construction and maintenance

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