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Accident: 201051562 - Employee Burned In Steam Valve Explosion

Accident: 201051562 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12617313705/27/19982211Pacific Continental Textiles Inc
On April 13, 1998, Employee #1 was opening a steam valve during a cold start-up operation after the boiler had been lit. As the employee was opening the valve it blew up. The upper body of the valve detached from the lower portion, releasing steam on Employee #1. The valve and system had been preheated to prevent thermal shock to the boiler system. The system had been in service for five years. Employee #1 was hospitalized for burns.
Keywords: burn, boiler, lockout, steam, valve
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126173137 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations

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