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Inspection: 107865776 - Rissler & Mcmurry Company
Inspection Information - Office: Wyoming
Report ID: 0855610
Open Date: 11/14/1989
Rissler & Mcmurry Company
5684 Old West Yellowstone Hwy. Casper, WY 82601
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
Employee Killed When Struck By Ruptured Pressurized Tank
A 1,000 gallon atmospheric storage tank containing approximately 750 to 900 gallons of antifreeze was being pressurized with a 130 psi air compressor to check for leaks in a boiler heating system. As Employee #1 further opened the line valve to get more fluid flowing into the system, one end of the tank ruptured. The force propelled the skid mounted tank 8 to 10 ft into Employee #1, hurling him 10 ft from the tank through an open doorway into the building. Employee #1 died.
air pressure, maintenance, construction, storage tank, rupture, high pressure, struck by, flying object
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