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Accident: 200600633 - Employee'S Lungs Burned In Boiler Explosion, Later Dies

Accident: 200600633 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 06/17/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30234265406/28/19998734Metco Environmental, Inc.
Employee #1 was working above a boiler when the water tube inside it ruptured, resulting in a breakdown of the boiler wall. Employee #1 had to run through jets of scalding steam to escape and suffered burns to his lungs and respiratory tract. He was transported to the hospital, where he died ten days later of complications from his injuries.
Keywords: burn, lung, boiler, inhalation, equipment failure, rupture, steam, explosion, respiratory tract, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302342654 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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