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Inspection: 308117258 - Rbc General Contractor Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany

Nr: 308117258Report ID: 0214200Open Date: 10/07/2004

Rbc General Contractor Llc
76 Hackensack Plank Road
Weehawken, NJ 07087
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1761/Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work
NAICS: 238390/Other Building Finishing Contractors
Mailing: 628 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/06/2004
Close Case:12/14/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200022986Event: 10/07/2004Worker Dies When Acetylene Gas Explodes
On October 7, 2004, Employee #1 of RBC General Contractor, Inc., was transporting a container of acetylene gas. The container exploded, and Employee #1 was killed. He was a construction worker who was at a residential construction site on October 6, 2004, the day before his fatal accident. He allegedly transported a 2.5 lb "B" size acetylene tank (or tanks) back to his residence later that day via a privately owned vehicle. On October 7, 2004, after Employee #1 got in his car to go to work from his residence, a source of ignition set off the explosion inside his car. RBC General Contractor, Inc., is doing an inventory to see if the tank(s) were from the job site. The FBI has ruled out terrorism. ATF is still investigating the accident, as is the Weehawken NJ police department homicide division.
Keywords: vehicle, acetylene, work rules, compressed gas, gas, explosion, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308117258 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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