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Accident: 170253868 - Two Employees Scalded When Hot Water Escapes Brake Chest

Accident: 170253868 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 03/26/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11554739003/26/19912621James River Corp

Employees #1 and #2 were disassembling a stock transfer pump at the #1 paper machine brake storage chest. Neither worker was aware that the brake chest was filled with water between 170 and 180 degrees F. The isolation valve pipe from the chest to the pump was not closed and locked out. When the bolts on the pump were loosened, the hot water escaped, scalding both workers.

Keywords: burn, dismantling, work rules, lockout, valve, paper machine, pump, accidental discharge, hot water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115547390 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 115547390 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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