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Accident: 202466900 - Employee Dies After Drum Explosion With Flammable Residue To

Accident: 202466900 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/04/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31242992111/04/20083479Advanced Powder Coating & Sandblasting
On November 03, 2008 an employee was fatally injured at Advanced Powder Coating & Sandblasting in Paso Robles. Employee #1 had been working as a sandblaster for over four years. On the day of the accident, Employee #1 was opening a used drum with flammable residue with a torch. Employee #2, a supervisor, requested Employee #1 to discontinue the use of the torch. This did not take place and Employee #1 continued his cutting efforts, leading to the drum exploding and killing him. The employer was issued two general citations for lack of training and using a torch on a drum with flammable residue.
Keywords: flammable liquid, drum, torch, explosion, inexperience, sandblasting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312429921 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Occupation not reported

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