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Accident: 200212363 - Four Employees Are Burned When Pipe Fails

Accident: 200212363 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 02/22/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31180114602/22/20082911Repcon Inc
On February 22, 2008, four employees suffered thermal burns when the high incident bleeder pipe for the vacuum tower bottoms heat exchanger failed, and they were sprayed with hot process safety chemicals while the employees were working on the line. Employee #1 and Employee #2 are boilermakers and were hospitalized. Employee #3 and Employee #4 are supervisors and were not hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, boiler, heat exchanger, pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311801146 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters
2 311801146 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Boilermakers
3 311801146 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Boilermakers
4 311801146 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation

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