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    Default Happened Again.. Tank Explosion Kills Welder

    "Investigators told WBTV that Sheppard was welding on a fuel tank...."

    Eternal Vigilance is the price of safety... only takes one lapse to make for a bad day...
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    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Salem ,Ohio


    So sad...Bob
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    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Western Pa.

    Default Happened Again.. Tank Explosion Kills Welder

    Yes. Very Sad, our Prayers go out for this family!
    Remember, we can do this all our life But we may be only One Mistake away from leaving our family fatherless

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Milan Michigan


    This is a sad thing to happen, I have been welding on tankers for a few years now and I have a 12" fan that sits outside the tanker with a 20' hose to purge the tank with fresh air before and while I weld.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2009


    Not really the same thing portable welder.
    Hope your welding on a new tank that hasn't had any flammable a in it before.
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    i'm so sad for the love ones left behind.
    welding can be and is a dangerous trade and often not realized .

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Milan Michigan


    jrscgsr, It is the same thing, Tankers for poope trucks, tankers from refineries that are part of the methonal process. My blower pumps out almost 3000 cfm to push any fumes out and to provide fresh air for breathing.
    So I'm replacing the air volume in the average tanker once a minute, I let it run for a minimum of a half hour before I even climb inside.

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