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Accident: 14509418 - Employee Dies Eight Days After Burned In Fire

Accident: 14509418 -- Report ID: 0316300 -- Event Date: 03/11/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10746890203/13/19963731Seaward Marine Services, Inc.
On March 11, 1996, Employee #1 and a coworker were performing maintenance checks on a hydraulic power unit. Employee #1 was reading a high pressure test gauge hose that was wrapped with a stainless steel braid. The hose came in contact with the exposed energized conductors of the motor starter panel and ruptured, resulting in the ignition of the hydraulic fluid in the hose. The coworker was treated for burns and released. Employee #1 died of his burns eight days later.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, shipyard, work rules, fire, hydraulic fluid, hose, rupture, test equipment, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107468902 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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