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Accident: 200758118 - Three Employees Are Burned When Broiler Ruptures

Accident: 200758118 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 07/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11253120708/24/20057694Warwood Armature Repair Company
At 9:34 a.m. on July 26, 2005, Employees #1, #2, and #3, of Warwood Armature Repair Company, were performing repair work on the motor of the 5 East induced fan at the First Energy Corp., R.E. Burger Plant. When a boiler tube in boiler Number 5, Unit Number 3 ruptured, it released a large quantity of steam and hot gas from the boiler interior, escaping out of openings into the boiler walls and roof. All three employees sustained steam burns. At the time of the rupture, the boiler was operating with two forced fans and one induced fan running. Employee #1 was hospitalized for six days. The other two employees were treated for steam burns and released.
Keywords: burn, fan, pressure vessel, rupture, steam, overheated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112531207 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 112531207 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 112531207 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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