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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 valve 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 Celsius at 18 pounds per square inch, from inside the vessel sprayed out of the opening hitting Employee # 1. He suffered scalding burns to his torso and arms and was hospitalized.
Keywords: steam, compressor, pressure vessel, burn, valve, fermenter, arm, sprayed, vessel--container, torso
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1393352.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat)

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