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Accident: 881250 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Oil Storage Tank

Accident: 881250 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 01/20/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10641914602/23/19943533Denver Drilling & Equipment
Employee #1 was lying underneath an oil storage tank while cutting off the top of the tank with an oxy-fuel torch. After several cuts had been made, the tank, which was lying on its side, collapsed from its own weight. It crushed Employee #1's spine, killing him.
Keywords: dismantling, collapse, spine, work rules, oil tank, storage tank, crushed, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106419146 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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