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Accident: 605188 - One Employee Killed, Another Injured During Tank Explosion

Accident: 605188 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 10/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10609478210/04/19933743Alabama Railcar Service
Employee #1 was spraying a flammable lining inside a railroad tank car. The light being used for illumination pulled apart and ignited flammable vapors. An explosion occurred, killing Employee #1, who sustained severe burns. Employee #2, the attendant, was also badly burned. He was hospitalized. No monitoring was conducted to monitor the flammable levels.
Keywords: burn, confined space, flammable vapors, railroad tank car, work rules, fire, explosion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106094782 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 106094782 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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