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Accident: 200840999 - Four Employees Are Burned With Steam, One Dies Later

Accident: 200840999 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 04/17/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30381984104/19/20041711Icon Mechanical, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30381983304/19/20043312United States Steel Corporation Granite City Works
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30381984104/19/20041711Icon Mechanical, Llc
On April 25 2004, Employees #1, #2, #3 and #4 were working in the powerhouse structure to replace a section of a 14-in.water line. One of the steam fitters, a 12 inch header steam line, ruptured at the boiler house. It was believed that the line was less than 200 psi pressure at 500 degrees F. All four employees were severely burned replacing water line in close range of the rupture. The coordinator also received burn injuries. Employee #1 died from the burns. Employees #2 and #3 were hospitalized and treated for burns, while Employee #4 was treated and released.
Keywords: burn, steam line, boiler, rupture, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303819841 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
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Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fire/explosion
2 303819841 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fire/explosion
3 303819833 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, production occupations FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:
4 303819841 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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