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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14232086 - Burned By Hot Water And Ash

Accident: 14232086 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 05/16/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10296980505/23/19894911West Virginia Energy Center

Some maintenance employees at an electric power generation plant were replacing a valve and performing inspections. After replacing the valve, the employees were inspecting clinker grinder teeth when a hydraulic door opened, and 71- to 77-degree-C hot water and ash covered the employees. One of the employees died of the burn injuries he sustained in the accident. (The original report did not list any of the other employees on an injury line.)

Keywords: burn, boiler, lockout, elec utility work, hot water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102969805 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Not specified mechanics and repairers

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