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Accident: 34476.015 - Two Employees Are Burned In Flash Fire And Both Later Dies F

Accident: 34476.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 11/12/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
742262.01511/14/2012R&C Backhoe Services
At 4:45 p.m. on November 12, 2012, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were removing a m anway hatch from a heater treater when a flash fire occurred. Both employees we re engulfed in flames when a 130 gallon polyethelene tank containing an emulsifi er and hydrocarbons ignited. Employee #1 received third degree burns over 85% o f his body and died 3 days later. Employee #2 had third degree burns over 60% o f their body and perished from his injuries approximately 2 months later.
Keywords: accidental discharge, combustible liquid, flammable liquid, oil well drilling/servicing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 742262.015 66 M Fatality
2 742262.015 44 M Fatality Specified mechanics and repairers

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