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Accident: 14483499 - Employee Dies Of Steam Burns From Boiler

Accident: 14483499 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 12/15/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10681616812/16/19893111Pan American Tannery/Johnstown Leather Corporation
Employee #1 was blowing down an oil-fired steam boiler (a routine task) when a 2 in. steam pipe broke off at the threaded elbow. A 5 ft section of pipe swung around violently, breaking the feed pipe under the blow-off valve and directing steam toward the employee. Employee #1 sustained 3rd-degree burns over 85 percent of his body and died.
Keywords: burn, work rules, boiler, equipment failure, steam, pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106816168 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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