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Accident: 200002442 - Employees Are Killed And Injured In Steam Line Rupture

Accident: 200002442 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 05/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31093232205/10/20074911Kansas City Power & Light Company
A pipe that was carrying boiler water at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and 2,500 pounds of pressure ruptured unexpectedly at a coal fired electric generating station. Several employees were working a few yards away unplugging wet coal in a pulverizer. Employee #1 was struck by the water and steam and was killed immediately. The other two nearby employees were severely burned. Employee #2 died of burns in the hospital a day later. Employee #3 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, heat, coal, rupture, steam, pipe, coal crusher
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310932322 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 310932322 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 310932322 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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