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Accident: 119947331 - Burn - Engulfed By Steam From Cleaning Process

Accident: 119947331 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/15/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11994733105/22/20001731Elec-Tech Electrical Contractor
An electrical worker was installing communications cable in a trench as part of a project to make modifications to a soft drink syrup plant. As he was working, he was partially engulfed by steam and hot water from a cleaning process that was taking place adjacent to his work area. He sustained first- and second-degree burns to his back and buttocks. Emergency medical services transported the injured employee to a hospital, where he was held for treatment for 8 days.
Keywords: burn, cleaning, electrical work, trench, steam, undrgrd installation
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119947331 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other

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