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Accident: 171017312 - Employee Burned By Water/Steam That Filled Sterilizer

Accident: 171017312 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 11/07/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12670547411/07/19958062Mid Valley Healthcare Inc
At Lebanon Community Hospital, a coworker who was working on a boiler system left a manual fill valve open in error, allowing the steam sterilizer in use by Employee #1 to fill with scalding hot water. She opened the sterilizer door and approximately 200 gallons of hot water poured out of the vessel. Employee #1 suffered first- and second-degree burns on her hands, legs, and feet, and required hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, pressure vessel, work rules, boiler, steam, valve, hand, foot, hot water, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126705474 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Health technologists and technicians, n.e.c.

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