Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170375638 - Employee Suffers Second-Degree Burns Escaping Fire

Accident: 170375638 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 11/02/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11970119111/22/19943322U S Pipe & Foundry Company, Inc
Employee #1 was operating a front end loader in a slag pond at an iron pipe foundry. The water in the pond contacted molten iron that was being drained from an iron-making cupola. The ensuing steam explosion filled the loader unit's cab with steam and flying debris and ignited a fire inside the cab. After the explosion, Employee #1 stepped into the scalding water in the slag pond and suffered second-degree burns on the ankles and calves of both of his legs. Causal factors include the presence of a molten iron and slag mixture near the slag pond during the cupola-draining operation; the operation of the loader in the pond during the cupola-draining process; the open door on the loader's cab, which allowed steam and flying debris to enter; and conditions of poor visibility and urgency, which contributed to Employee #1 stepping into the pond.
Keywords: burn, work rules, fire, steam, explosion, molten metal, loader, hot water, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119701191 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Excavating and loading machine operators

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.