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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170172662 - Employee Burned By Vented Radiator Coolant

Accident: 170172662 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 02/13/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11180112202/19/19915013Quality Tuneup

An vehicle was overheating because the pressurized radiator cap was defective and was not venting properly. Employee #1 opened the cap by hand and was sprayed with steam and hot water. He suffered first-degree burns on his face and second-degree burns on his wrists. Paramedics transported him to Kaiser Hospital, where he was treated and released. Employee #1 reported for work the next day.

Keywords: burn, vapor, vehicle, venting, steam, high pressure, overheated, mech malfunction, pressure release, hot water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111801122 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Automobile mechanics

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