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Accident: 1001437 - Employee'S Arm Burned By Steam

Accident: 1001437 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/10/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10193998109/10/19862046Hubinger Company
Employee #1 was performing maintenance on the germ drum dryers. The rotary joint that connects to the germ drum dryer failed, causing a sudden steam leak. Employee #1 sustained first- and second-degree burns on his right arm and was hospitalized. The failure of the rotary joint was caused by a ruptured carbon seal. These seals normally wear slowly causing a slow leak but this one failed completely.
Keywords: burn, leak, maintenance, equipment failure, steam, seal, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101939981 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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