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Accident: 200920320 - Three Employees Killed When Fuel Oil Tank Explodes

Accident: 200920320 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 08/22/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30389826608/22/20007538Thornburg Auto
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on September 22, 2000, Employees #2 and #3 were welding a 3- or 4-gallon parts-washer sink on top of a 275-gallon metal fuel oil tank. They had tack welded two of the four legs to the top of the tank and had struck an arc to start on the third leg when the tank exploded. Employees #2 and #3 were killed. Employee #1, an accountant with the auto company, also died of burns sustained in the fire.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, oil tank, welder, explosion, fuel oil, arc welding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303898266 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics
2 303898266 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics
3 303898266 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Accountants and auditors

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