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Accident: 201925021 - One Employee Is Killed In Boiler Explosion, Another Is Injur

Accident: 201925021 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 12/04/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31292022612/04/20092911Valero Refinery

At approximately 8:45 p.m. on December 4, 2009, Employee #1, #2, and other coworkers were restarting the B28 boiler in the Steam Unit, when the boiler catastrophically failed. The boiler explosion threw Employee #1 under the structure of the B27 boiler, causing him to sustain fatal blunt force trauma. A coworker and Employee #2 suffered unspecified injuries. Employee #2 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was hospitalized.

Keywords: boiler, explosion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312920226 Fatality Fracture Machine operators, not specified
2 312920226 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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