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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 107293896 - Aurora North Fuel Sales, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Anchorage

Nr: 107293896Report ID: 1032100Open Date: 11/02/1988

Aurora North Fuel Sales, Inc.
1705 Ship Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5172/Petroleum and Petroleum Products Wholesalers, Except Bulk Stations and Terminals

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/03/1988
Close Case:11/02/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14532212Event: 11/02/1988Employees Killed When Vessel Carrying Gasoline Explodes
A vessel carrying 20,000 gallons of gasoline and 15,000 gallons of diesel oil exploded and burned. Employees #1 through #3 were killed. The explosion was thought to be caused by a generator that was operating below the deck. Gasoline vapors migrated into the engine room and exploded. The vessel had not been inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Keywords: burn, barge, vapor, diesel fuel tank, fire, explosion, ship, gasoline
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107293896 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Ship captains and mates, except fishing boats
2 107293896 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Sailors and deckhands
3 107293896 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Truck drivers, heavy

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