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Accident: 76307.015 - Employee Is Killed From Explosion While Welding Oil Storage

Accident: 76307.015 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 10/30/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1058676.01510/30/2014Tri State Oil Reclaimers Inc
At 10:00 a.m. on October 30, 2014, an employee was 16 feet above a lower level on top of a 700 gallon used oil tank. The employee was welding a catwalk onto the tank and the employee ignited vapors from the used oil tank causing an explosion. The explosion ejected the employee from the top of the tank. The employee was not wearing fall protection. The employee was killed from blunt force trauma to the chest and head.
Keywords: vapor, explosion, welding, chest, head, oil tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 16 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1058676.015 52 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction

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