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Accident: 171016058 - Burn - Pipe And Fan Failure

Accident: 171016058 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 12/19/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12519524812/19/19954911Pacificorp
Three electric utility employees were performing their normal duties next to a boiler. A 6-inch-diameter pipe carrying 600-degree-fahrenheit water at 2500 psi failed, or a 6700-pound air/fill fan rotating at 1800 rpm disintegrated. (Though both events occurred, it could not be determined which event occurred first.) The extreme heat and flying shrapnel killed all three employees.
Keywords: burn, steam line, fan, fan blade, boiler, equipment failure, rupture, steam
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125195248 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
2 125195248 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
3 125195248 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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