Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 126221993 - Employee Suffers Burns From Pressurized Hot Water

Accident: 126221993 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12622199305/31/20028221Uc Los Angeles - Facilities
At approximately 7:50 a.m. on February 14, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were trying to unclog a hot water pipe carrying water at 180 degrees Fahrenheit, and at a pressure between 60 PSI and 80 PSI, located in the attic of Life Sciences Building. Employee #1 did not shut down the main water system. Employee #1 turned off the valve at the attic and slightly pierced the pipe that connected the hot water line to the heating coils. Employee #1 did not notice any flow. Then Employee #1 cut the pipe below the valve, and noticed no water again. Employee #1 realized that the sedimentation blockage was located above the valve. Employee #1 then turned the valve on to insert a piece of cement tile wire into the pipe to dislodge the sedimentation. Hot water was splashed out and Employee #1 sustained second-and-third-degree burns to his face and right upper arm. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, heat, clogged, pressure piping, valve, arm, face, hot water, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126221993 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Carpenters

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.