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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103447769 - Foreign & Usa Auto Service

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 103447769Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 08/25/1992

Foreign & Usa Auto Service
3050 West 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60629
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7538/General Automotive Repair Shops

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:08/27/1992
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:10/02/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360965404    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 723551Event: 08/23/1992Employee Dies After Gas Tank Explosion
AT APPROXIMATELY 1:00 P.M. ON AUGUST 23, 1992, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ATTEMPTING TO REPAIR A REFRIGERATION UNIT. A COMPONENT OF THE UNIT WAS A COMPRESSED GAS TANK, WHICH EXPLODED AS A RESULT OF HEATING WITH AN OXYGEN/ACETYLENE TORCH. THE TANK STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 AND REMOVED THE UPPER PART OF HIS HEAD.
Keywords: severed, head, acetylene torch, work rules, compressed gas, explosion, struck by, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103447769 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported
2 103447769 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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