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Accident: 69438.015 - Employee Is Killed In Flammable Liquid Explosion

Accident: 69438.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 12/11/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1008599.01511/14/2014Durwood Greene Construction Co
At 8:45 a. m. on December 11, 2014, Employee #1 was transferring RC-250, a flammable liquid, from the tank farm into his truck. Once the employee was finished transferring the RC-250, he noticed that the line he was using had become stuck due to the cold temperature. Employee #1 decided to use a propane torch to unfreeze the line. Once he lit the propane torch, the flammable liquid ignited, causing an explosion. The employee sustained burns to his body and was killed.
Keywords: propane torch, burn, explosion, flammable liquid, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1008599.015 50 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat)

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