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Accident: 170703375 - Employee Injures Big Toe With High Pressure Wand

Accident: 170703375 -- Report ID: 0950626 -- Event Date: 04/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11212122307/01/19921629Gsi Of California
On the morning of April 27, 1992, Employee #1 and two coworkers were assigned to a confined space crew to clean the inside of a baker. Employee #1 was inside the tank using a 42 in. high pressure wand to clean rust. The steam wand and hose were part of a high pressure steam system that produced hot water and steam. As Employee #1 was moving the wand from the area he had just cleaned to another area, he passed it over his left foot. The high pressure steam cut through his rubber boot to his left big toe. He was later hospitalized, and his injured toe was amputated.
Keywords: burn, rubber boot, amputated, work rules, construction, steam, high pressure, toe, hot water, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112121223 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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