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Accident: 70562.015 - One Employee Is Killed; Two Employees Are Burned In Flash Fi

Accident: 70562.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 01/27/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1021856.01501/27/2015Texas Premier Resources, Llc
On January 27, 2015, Employees #1 and #2 were helping to remove bolts from a flange utilizing a cutting torch when the flange separated from the tanker it released flammable vapors igniting the employees and the tanker in the mechanic shop. Both employees had removed two bolts by cutting them off with a welding torch utilizing oxygen and acetylene gases when the flange seal opened releasing vapors from the tank. The vapors which had not been vented escaped causing a flash fire burning both employees over 99% of their bodies. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: oxygen, welding, flammable vapors, fire, torch, acetylene, acetylene torch
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1021856.015 45 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
2 1021856.015 37 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat)

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