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Accident: 76323.015 - Employee Is Killed In Oil Tank Explosion

Accident: 76323.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 04/24/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1058820.01504/24/2015E.E. Hall, Inc.
At 6:18 p.m. on April 24, 2015, an employee was welding a pump bracket to a used oil transfer tank located in the bed of a pickup truck. Off-gas from the used o il ignited and ruptured the transfer tank consequently throwing the employee alo ng with the pickup truck's toolbox. The employee was kneeling on the toolbox wh en the tank exploded. The employee was killed from a chest injury sustained by c ontact with the toolbox during the explosion or by possibly landing on the corne r of a service trailer.
Keywords: agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, chest, combustible liquid, explosion, struck by, trailer, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1058820.015 62 M Fatality Welders and cutters

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