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Accident: 200980738 - Employee Is Killed While Using Cutting Torch

Accident: 200980738 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 07/08/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30949512507/08/20067699Sapp Bros. Cheyenne
On July 8, 2006, Employee #1 was using a cutting torch to cut the top off of a 55-gallon metal drum. The drum was empty but had previously contained a flammable liquid. Employee #1 was killed when the drum exploded and he was struck by the top that was being cut off.
Keywords: flammable liquid, flammable vapors, drum, torch, explosion, struck by, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309495125 Fatality Concussion Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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