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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 638080 - Employee Dies Of Burns In Diesel Fuel Explosion And Fire

Accident: 638080 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 09/16/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10734412909/17/19917538Visone Construction Company, Inc.
Employee #1 was using a MIG welder to repair a 100 gallon tank containing diesel fuel. The tank ruptured, and the fuel ignited and spilled onto the employee. Employee #1 was engulfed in flames, suffering third- and fourth-degree burns from which he died.
Keywords: burn, repair, diesel fuel tank, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, welding, rupture, explosion, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107344129 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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