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Accident: 201761616 - Employee Killed In Lpg Rail Car Explosion

Accident: 201761616 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 01/15/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30450637101/16/20024789Tmc Engineering Services
On January 15, 2002, Employee #1, an untrained TMC Engineering Services worker, entered a LPG rail tank car as assigned. The tank car was identified as a permit required confined space. As a result of a grinder being turned on, the tank car exploded. Employee #1 was killed, and Employee #2 was hospitalized as a result of burns.
Keywords: burn, grinder, confined space, railroad tank car, explosion, lp gas
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304506371 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 304506371 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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