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Accident: 744490 - Employee Dies In Asphalt Tank Explosion

Accident: 744490 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 06/28/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12063284906/30/19931611Niu Construction
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 28, 1993, Employee #1 was in a front end loader bucket using an oxygen/acetylene welding torch to cut off nuts from a panel on the side of an asphalt storage tank. An explosion occurred. Employee #1 died from his injuries on July 2, 1993, at approximately 10:00 a.m.
Keywords: acetylene torch, flammable vapors, work rules, construction, torch, explosion, tank, asphalt, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120632849 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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