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Accident: 201320553 - Employee Injured When Tank Exploded

Accident: 201320553 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 06/11/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30657558006/13/20031794Wessner'S Excavating
On June 11, 2003, Employee #1 drilled holes into a 150-gallon bulk fuel tank which once contained gasoline and was used for fueling trucks. Employee #1 then lit a cutting torch, and was preparing to cut the tank open, when it exploded. Employee #1 sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized.
Keywords: demolition, torso, torch, explosion, tank, contusion, cutting and burning
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306575580 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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