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Accident: 170866719 - Employee Burned In Fall Into Hot Water Sump

Accident: 170866719 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/06/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12585865408/19/19993761Gen Corp Aerojet
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on March 6, 1999, Employee #1 was part of an inspection crew moving material from the X-ray building to the storage shed. Another sling was needed to move the items. Employee #1 was walking around the side of the building toward a storage area when he stepped on boards covering a 3 ft long by 5 ft wide by 1 1/2 ft deep sump used to discharge hot water and steam. The planks broke and he fell into the 160 degree F water. Employee #1 immediately jumped out, but not before suffering burns on his lower legs and feet. Emergency rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported Employee #1 to the UC Davis Medical Center, where he was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, sump tank, plank, steam, fall, work surface, foot, hot water, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125858654 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Radiologic technicians

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