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Accident: 202445979 - Employee Is Killed When Fuel Tank Explodes

Accident: 202445979 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/01/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31059894106/03/20077549David Stoupakis Dba Devore Truck & Auto Wrecking
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 1, 2007, Employee #1 was cutting a shock absorber joint out of a Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban-20, using a welding torch to remove the rear axle of the truck. He was cutting very close to the fuel tank of the vehicle when the fuel tank exploded, causing burns over his entire body. He was air-lifted to a nearby hospital, where he died the next morning.
Keywords: burn, fuel line, torch, explosion, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310598941 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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