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Accident: 42822.015 - One Employee Is Killed And One Injured In Oil Tanker Explosi

Accident: 42822.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 03/27/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
898588.01503/28/2013Plains Trucking Llc
At 3:15 p.m. on March 27, 2013, Employee #1 and #2 were preparing to clean out t he inside of a crude oil tanker trailer with a power washer. They were in the f irst step of the process which was empting the trailer of residual oil when an explosion occurred. The explosion blasted a hole in the roof, throwing Employee #1 through the roof, killing him. He was found on the ground outside of the shop . Employee #2 was found inside the shop with a cut to the forehead and burn inj uries. Employee #2 was air-lifted to a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: burn, combustible liquid, confined space, crude oil, explosion, forehead, laceration, oil tank, roof, tank truck, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 898588.015 19 M Fatality Laborers, except construction
2 898588.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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