Inspection: 311964886 - Tank Builders, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South
Nr: 311964886Report ID:0626700Open Date: 08/13/2009
Tank Builders, Inc.
13007 1/2 Old Barn Drive
Richmond, TX 77469
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 13400 Trinity Blvd, Euless, TX 76040
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:HealthClose Conference:08/13/2009
Close Case:01/04/2011
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101933695    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201924941Event: 08/12/2009Employee Dies Of Hyperthermia At A Water Tank
At approximately 3:15 pm, on August 12, 2009, Employee #1 of Tank Builders, Inc., was found unresponsive on a scaffold in the residential water tank where he was performing stick welding on the interior overhead of the tank. He was removed from the tank, and emergency services summoned, but he could not be revived. The medical examiner determined that core body temperature of Employee #1 exceeded 109 degrees Fahrenheit, indicating that the preliminary cause of death was hyperthermia.
Keywords: water tank, welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311964886 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Welders and cutters