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Accident: 202518692 - Employees Are Burned In Tank Explosion

Accident: 202518692 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 03/31/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31257314004/02/20090139Vieira Agricultural Enterprises
On March 31, 2009, Employees #1 and #2 were using a cutting torch to loosen a bolt on a 350 gallon tank that had previously held a flammable or combustible liquid. The tank exploded, and both employees were burned. Both were hospitalized; one with burns over 70 percent of his body, and the other with burns over 30 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, vapor, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, work rules, torch, combustible liquid, tank, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312573140 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction
2 312573140 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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