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Accident: 201562923 - Welder Is Killed When Crushed By Exploding Tank

Accident: 201562923 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/07/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31693144305/09/20131799M Boren Services Inc
On May 7, 2013, Employee #1, a welder employed by a welding contractor, was performing temporary work. He was installing new piping to a new 40 barrel oil tank. He had completed the weld and was using a grinder to clean up the weld when an explosion occurred. The explosion caused the tank to fall on the welder and crush him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: grinder, installing, cleaning, oil tank, welder, construction, crushed, explosion, pipe, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316931443 Fatality Other Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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