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Accident: 170696819 - Employee Burned By Hot Water After Stepping Into Manhole

Accident: 170696819 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 07/30/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11979978109/20/19962033Quality Assured Packing, Inc.
At 8:36 p.m. on July 30, 1996, Employee #1, a mechanic at a tomato processing plant, stepped through an open manhole into a condensate pit of hot water. He suffered second- and third-degree burns on his legs. The manhole cover had been displaced by an excess of water in the pit that the two pumps couldn't handle, and steam reduced visibility in the area.
Keywords: burn, cover, work rules, steam, manhole, work surface, high temperature, hot water, leg, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119799781 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Not specified mechanics and repairers

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