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Accident: 14470561 - Employees Scalded When Steam Leaked Into Digester

Accident: 14470561 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 05/24/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
213968105/29/19852621P H Glatfelter Co
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE ASSEMBLING A FLOAT INSIDE A 185 FOOT HIGH DIGESTER. THE FLOAT WAS TO USED AS A WORK PLATFORM. STEAM WAS SOMEHOW RELEASED INTO THE DIGESTER, SEVERLY BURNING EMPLOYEE #1 AND PARTIALLY BURNING EMPLOYEE #2. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED TWO DAYS LATER.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, confined space, work rules, steam, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2139681 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 2139681 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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