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Accident: 59233.015 - Employee Is Killed In Oil Tank Explosion

Accident: 59233.015 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 03/12/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
963019.01503/13/2014Tnt Oil Co.
At 9:15 a.m. on March 12, 2014, an employee was in process of refurbishing an empty tank to be used for crude oil storage. The employee was on top of the tank, using an acetylene torch to cut a hole in the tank lid. The tank erupted/exploded, throwing the lid and employee off. The employee was found 60 feet away from the tank. He had been killed due to sustained multiple fractures to head, neck, arms and legs and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, cutting and burning, ejected, leg, neck, head, explosion, compressed gas, acetylene, torch, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 963019.015 26 M Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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