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Accident: 200260537 - Employee Dies Of Burns From Fall Into Hot Brine Pit

Accident: 200260537 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/04/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11648491608/13/19984953Environmental Services Company Inc. (Ensco Inc.)
Employee #1 was placing a suction hose from a pump into a brine pit to pump brine out when he apparently slipped and fell into the pit. The sump pit contained a mixture of scrubber water and brine at 210 degrees F and with a pH of 2. Employee #1 suffered burns over 40 to 50 percent of his body. The medical examiner listed the cause of death as thermal burns, with complications due to diabetes.
Keywords: burn, caustic, sump tank, work rules, slip, pit, fall, fall protection, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116484916 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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