Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201760105 - Employee Killed When Storage Tank Explodes

Accident: 201760105 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 10/31/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30130646010/31/19964953Laidlaw Environmental Services Inc
Employee #1 and coworkers, contractor employees for Laidlaw Environmental Services, entered a storage tank containing sodium sulfate crystals with traces of fuel oil to continue a week-long tank cleaning operation. They had donned supplied air respirators and were inside the tank when an explosion occurred. Employee #1 died on the way to the hospital. Two coworkers suffered second- and third-degree burns and they were transported by Life Flight to Herman Hospital in Houston, TX.
Keywords: flammable vapors, work rules, cleaning, storage tank, explosion, fuel oil, tank, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301306460 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.