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Accident: 200757839 - Two Employees Are Burned And Killed In Boiler Explosion

Accident: 200757839 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 07/11/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30788258907/12/20044911Columbus Southern Power Company
The slag tap for the ash-slag tank of a coal-fired boiler at an electric power generation plant was frozen. While two plant employees were freeing the tap, the tank exploded, shearing the boiler's blow-down headers. Steam from the explosion burned both employees. They died of their injuries.
Keywords: burn, boiler, steam, explosion, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307882589 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Power plant operators
2 307882589 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Power plant operators

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