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Accident: 642652 - Employee Killed In Empty Tank Explosion

Accident: 642652 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 08/10/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10155011908/10/19941799Industrial Oil Tank Services Corporation
At approximately 11:56 a.m. on August 10, 1994, Employee #1 was cutting into the end of an empty 6,000-gallon gasoline tank using a gasoline powered target saw. The tank exploded. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: flammable vapors, construction, explosion, tank, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101550119 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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