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Accident: 14529887 - Three Employees Sprayed And Burned By Hot Water

Accident: 14529887 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 01/20/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10104458401/20/19872082Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
AT 9:58 AM ON JANUARY 20, 1987, THREE EMPLOYEES OF ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC. WERE BURNED BY HOT (180 DEGREES) WATER WHICH WAS DISCHARGED WHEN A GUM RUBBER HOSE PULLED LOOSE FROM A CONNECTION. THE HOSE WAS UNDER PRESSURE AND WAS SECURED TO THE CONNECTION BY A BAND. THE HOSE WAS USED TO CONNECT THE SOLUTION (WATER) LINE TO THE BEER LINE, NEAR THE 12 OUNCE AND 16 OUNCE BOTTLE FILLERS ON LINE #40. THE HOT WATER IS USED, IN A TEST PROCESS, TO OBTAIN A A ZERO BACTERIA COUNT IN THE BEER LINES BEFORE THE BOTTLES ARE FILLED. THIS NEW CLEANING METHOD HAD BEEN USED 4 TIMES BEFORE ON LINE 40. EMPLOYEES #1 AN #2 WERE STRUCK AND KNOCKED TO THE FLOOR BY THE WHIPPING HOSE, AND THEN SPRAYED BY HOT WATER FROM THE LOOSE HOSE AND THE OPEN SOLUTION (WATER) CONNECTION. EMPLOYEE #3 WAS SPRAYED BY HOT WATER FROM THE HOSE ONLY. EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 SUFFERED FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE BURNS, WHILE EMPLOYEE #3 RECEIVED FIRST DEGREE BURNS.
Keywords: burn, cleaning, hose, pressure piping, struck by, accidental discharge, hot water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101044584 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 101044584 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 101044584 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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