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Accident: 14347546 - Employee Killed By Pressurized Steam From Ruptured Line

Accident: 14347546 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 01/09/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10032388001/12/19872421Olan Belcher Lumber Co. Inc.
Employee #1 was using a toilet when a 6 in. steam gun control valve ruptured, breaking through the roof and spraying steam on Employee #1, killing him. The steam line (average pressure 175 lb) was approximately 18 in. above the bathroom roof, which was composed of two thicknesses of 1 in. by 6 in. tongue and groove pine lumber.
Keywords: burn, steam line, equipment failure, rupture, steam, high pressure, valve, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100323880 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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