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Accident: 14478317 - Employee Burned By Hot Water

Accident: 14478317 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 12/02/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1805757012/02/19872821Cyro Industries
Employees #1 was shutting down an acrylic sheet manufacturing machine while operating the calendar rolls. A rotary joint supplied water to roll #2 at 88 degrees C and a pressure of 180 psi. The joint fractured, releasing the hot water. Employee #1 tried to run free of the area, but suffered second-degree burns on the right side of his face, arm, and back. The fracture was due to poor rotary joint design; the manufacturer is redesigning the rotary joint.
Keywords: burn, equipment failure, back, high pressure, arm, face, accidental discharge, high temperature, hot water, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18057570 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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