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Accident: 14336275 - Employees Injured When Heating Boiler Explodes

Accident: 14336275 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/25/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1776191701/25/19892082Miller Brewing Co.
Employees #1 and #2, utility workers, and Employees #3 and #4, security workers, were investigating a report of an explosion. While Employees #3 and #4 looked on Employees #1 and #2, who did not know much about the heater boiler operation, tried to stop steam from coming out of a broken hose connection. With the electric power still on, the steam kept building up. Employees #1 and #2 decided to get someone who knew more about the boiler. As they started to leave, the boiler exploded. Employee #1 sustained a broken leg, 2nd-degree burns, cuts, and a light concussion. Employee #2 sustained cuts; Employees #3 and #4 sustained 1st-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, fracture, boiler, explosion, inexperience, laceration, concussion, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17761917 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 17761917 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
3 17761917 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
4 17761917 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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