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Accident: 723551 - Employee Dies After Gas Tank Explosion

Accident: 723551 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/23/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10344776908/25/19927538Foreign & Usa Auto Service
AT APPROXIMATELY 1:00 P.M. ON AUGUST 23, 1992, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO REPAIR A REFRIGERATION UNIT. A COMPONENT OF THE UNIT WAS A COMPRESSED GAS TANK, WHICH EXPLODED AS A RESULT OF HEATING WITH AN OXYGEN/ACETYLENE TORCH. THE TANK STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 AND REMOVED THE UPPER PART OF HIS HEAD.
Keywords: severed, head, acetylene torch, work rules, compressed gas, explosion, struck by, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103447769 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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