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Accident: 200220150 - Employee Suffers Scalding And Died From Complications

Accident: 200220150 -- Report ID: 0316300 -- Event Date: 01/02/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30019463601/16/20033443Bwx Technologies Inc.
Employee #1, a final clean specialist, was scalded by water that suddenly erupted from a vertical-rise tank in his area of operation. Employee #1 lifted the lid of the tank to observe the compressed air agitation that he believed to be too high. Employee #1 began to reduce the air agitation by turning the valve supplying the air to the tank. Employee #1 turned the valve the wrong way increasing the air agitation causing the eruption of scalding water. Employee #1 suffered second-degree burns over 30 percent of his body. Employee #1 was hospitalized and was being treated for his injuries. On January 14, 2003, Employee #1 developed intestinal problems that caused him to suffer a cardiac arrest. Employee #1 underwent emergency surgery for the intestinal problems but died on January 15, 2003, from complications.
Keywords: burn, cleaning, compressed air, valve, tank, inattention, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300194636 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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