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Accident: 1002641 - Employee Dies From Burns From Gasket Failure On Boiler

Accident: 1002641 -- Report ID: 0253620 -- Event Date: 12/31/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10846992501/03/19918211Suny Binghamton University
At approximately 10:45 p.m. on December 31, 1990, a new gasket ruptured during normal boiler start up, causing severe burns over 80 percent of Employee #1's body. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and then transferred to Upstate Medical. He died.
Keywords: burn, gasket, boiler, equipment failure, rupture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108469925 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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