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Accident: 604348 - Employee Dies Of Head Injuries Sustained In Tank Explosion

Accident: 604348 -- Report ID: 0418320 -- Event Date: 07/11/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10598415707/18/19903731Harland, Inc.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on July 11, 1990, Employee #1 and coworkers were welding and burning on the deck of an old Liberty ship used by the U.S.C.G. as a test burn facility. Employee #1 was thrown back when an explosion occurred within the #4 center tank. He sustained massive head injuries from the blast and was transported by a helicopter to the hospital, where he died.
Keywords: head, explosion, ship, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105984157 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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