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Accident: 96089.015 - Employee Is Killed In Explosion And Fire

Accident: 96089.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 05/25/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1237410.01505/25/2017Energes Services Llc
At 3:15 p.m. on May 25, 2017, two employees were preparing hot plates to use during fusion of plastic piping. Other workers at the site were backfilling a trench. Other workers at the site were welding and using oxyacetylene torches to connect steel piping in a trench. The piping was connected to a crude oil tank that had been partially emptied, but not washed out or vented. Flammable vapors ignited and three crude oil tanks exploded. Flash fire spread to area of trench, resulting in 4th degree burns and killing one worker. Three workers sustained third degree burns and were hospitalized. Two workers sustained first and second degree burns, and were treated and released.
Keywords: trench, combustible liquid, crude oil, lockout/tagout, natural gas, explosion, chemical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1237410.015 32 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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