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Accident: 201034295 - Employee Burned By Discharge Of Hot Water In Coker Drum

Accident: 201034295 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 05/31/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30076389306/06/20022911Phillips Refinery
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on May 31, 2002, Employee #1 was at the bottom of the Number 4 coker drum while being trained by a coworker. He was reconnecting the bottom head of the coke drum, which had just been emptied, to the 12-in. feed line while the coworker observed. Employee #1 loosened the four bolts holding the flanges together when a puff of steam appeared, followed by a surge of hot water. The hot water struck Employee #1 on the right side of his body and he suffered first-, second-, and third-degree burns to his right side, leg, and foot.
Keywords: burn, unsecured, work rules, coke drum, spill, accidental discharge, refinery, foot, hot water, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300763893 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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