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Accident: 52408.015 - Employee Is Burned In Crude Oil Explosion And Is Killed

Accident: 52408.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 09/04/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
939344.01509/05/2013Cromwell Dozer & Backhoe, L.P.
At 11:32 a.m. on September 4, 2013, an employee was attending some hoses and a pump to transfer crude oil from a metal storage tank to a portable plastic tank. The employee, plastic tank, tank dike, and metal storage tank were engulfed in flames when an explosion occurred as the plastic portable tank was three-quarters full. The employee was burned and was killed
Keywords: burn, explosion, fire, oil well drilling/servicing, crude oil
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 939344.015 28 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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