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Accident: 115378.015 - Employee Suffers Severe Burns Due To Hot Steam

Accident: 115378.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 04/12/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1393352.01504/16/2019Betco Corporation
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on April 12, 2019, Employee # 1 was closing a steam v alve on Fermentation Vessel #1. As he was moving from behind the vessel, the pH probe came out of the compression fitting. Water, approximately 109 degrees Cels ius at 18 pounds per square inch, from inside the vessel sprayed out of the open ing hitting Employee # 1. He suffered scalding burns to his torso and arms and w as hospitalized.
Keywords: arm, burn, compressor, fermenter, pressure vessel, sprayed, steam, torso, valve, vessel--container
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1393352.015 42 M Hospitalized injury

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