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Accident: 171038607 - Two Employees Injured In Boiler Blow Back

Accident: 171038607 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 03/09/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11515688703/10/19982421Jeld Wen Inc Dba Ben-Fab
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on March 9, 1998, Employee #1, a boiler tender, was instructed to clean the fire out of the Wellons boiler. There had been a loss of electric power, causing the water pumps to shut down. The boiler lost water and the shift supervisor was afraid that the boilers would overheat. A blow back from the boiler occurred, injuring Employees #1 and #2, both of whom were hospitalized for burns.
Keywords: burn, pressure vessel, boiler, fire, explosion, high pressure, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115156887 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 115156887 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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