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Accident: 126010925 - Employee'S Ankle Burned By Hot Steam Pipe

Accident: 126010925 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12601092505/11/19982023Nutrasweet Kelco Co
At 9:00 p.m. on April 13, 1998, Employee #1, a level I operator, was in the mixed platform area and had descended from the platform to help a coworker who was looking for a failed valve. Employee #1 stepped against an exposed, hot steam bleed line and caught his ankle against the hot surface. He suffered a serious burn, which subsequently became infected. Employee #1 was admitted to the UCSD Burn Center for treatment. Visibility beneath the platform was poor because of low light levels and discharging steam. No violations were noted related to this accident.
Keywords: burn, steam line, steam, lighting, ankle, high temperature, hot water, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126010925 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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