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Accident: 566562 - One Employee Killed, Five Injured In Fuel Tank Explosion

Accident: 566562 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 07/09/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10891770907/09/19931611Austin Bridge & Road Co.
Employee #1, assisted by Employee #2, attempted to weld repair a tank containing diesel fuel. The tank exploded, drenching Employee #1 in burning fuel. Employees #2 and #3 were burned trying to rescue Employee #1, who died. Employees #4, #5, and #6 were treated for smoke inhalation.
Keywords: burn, repair, diesel fuel tank, fire, construction, inhalation, welding, explosion, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108917709 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy
2 108917709 Non Hospitalized injury Other Administrative support occupations, n.e.c.
3 108917709 Non Hospitalized injury Other Other financial officers
4 108917709 Non Hospitalized injury Other Bookkeepers, accounting and auditing clerks
5 108917709 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
6 108917709 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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