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Accident: 89705.015 - Two Employees Die And One Burned In Fire

Accident: 89705.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 11/03/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1184369.01510/17/2016Gorman Bros., Inc.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on November 3, 2016, Employee #1, Employee #2, and Employee #3 were transferring asphalt cutback from a storage tank to a tanker trailer. They used a propane torch to heat the line, in order to make the cutback flow easier. The torch ignited kerosene vapors and caused a flash fire. Employee #1 received burns to ninety five percent of his body and died two days later. Employee #2 received burns to sixty five percent of his body and died on November 3, 2016. Employee #3 received minor burns and was hospitalized and released.
Keywords: torch, burn, combustible liquid, explosion, elevated work platform, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1184369.015 42 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy
2 1184369.015 56 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation Not Listed

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