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Accident: 201175874 - Employee Is Injured When Burned By Steam From Radiator

Accident: 201175874 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12571523508/16/20045015Meyarrchi Int'L Dba Metro Auto Dismantling

On June 23, 2004 Employee #1, a yardman, had been driving a John Deere excavator to move piles of scrap metal in the back of the dismantling yard for approximately 2 hours when he noticed the fluids were low. Employee #1 stopped the engine and began refilling the diesel. When Employee #1 removed the cap from the radiator, he was burned by the hot water and steam that burst out from the radiator. Employee #1 received burns to his face, neck, arm, and chest. After being burned Employee #1 drove to the office at the front of the yard, from there he was taken to the Woodland Memorial Hospital emergency room. After arriving at the hospital Employee #1 was transferred to the U.C. Davis Burn Center, where he was hospitalized for three nights with second-degree burns.

Keywords: burn, chest, equipment operator, scrap yard, steam, scrap metal, excavator, struck by, face

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125715235 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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