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Drum Explodes During Welding, Killing Worker

Drum Explodes During Welding, Killing Worker

It doesn’t take much. Only about a tablespoon of acetone evaporated inside a 44-gallon drum creates enough vapour to make it explosive. At this kayak manufacturing shop, welding on an empty acetone drum cost a fibreglass worker his…

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Welding Explosion Injures Young Worker

Welding Explosion Injures Young Worker

A fire needs three things to burn: heat, oxygen, and fuel. Here a welder had the heat and the oxygen. Unbeknownst to him, he had the fuel, too. The ensuing explosion blew this deck right off the boat….

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