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Section: 56.4401
Date: 02/15/2011
District: SC
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: Unlikely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: The 300 gallon gasoline storage tank at the fuel station is not securely mounted on a firm foundation. This tank is approx. 6' above the ground on a metal stand that is not attached to anything. This tank sways with slight effort when pushed by hand and could easily be knocked over if struck by mobile equipment. A fire or explosion hazard exists should an incident occur. This area is used to power wash mobile equipment and for parking.

Action to Terminate: (None indicated)

Why this concerns you: The storage tank is a portable tank. You do not need to secure it to a concrete surface or strap it down. Secured or not, I would tend to think it would fall over anyway if struck by a loader.



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