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Accident: 200080018 - Four Employees Burned With Hot Water/Steam

Accident: 200080018 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 01/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12333235501/21/19971629B.E. & K. Construction Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12333234801/21/19971731A/Z Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12333235501/21/19971629B.E. & K. Construction Company
Employees #1 through #4 were disconnecting the outlet flange on a sheet and tube heat exchanger. The flange disengaged, and a slug of steam and hot water shot out from the outlet port. All four workers sustained burns; Employees #1, #2, and #4 were hospitalized.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, steam, heat exchanger, hot water, burn, maintenance, construction, lockout, accidental discharge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123332355 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Other
2 123332355 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Millwrights FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Other
3 123332348 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Other
4 123332355 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Millwrights FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Other

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