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Accident: 201065026 - Employee Is Injured When Foot Contacts Steam Pipe

Accident: 201065026 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/15/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30079039106/03/20021389Martin Pump And Equipment Company
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on May 15, 2002, Employee #1, a Hydroblast operator for Martin Pump and Equipment, and a coworker, were standing on top of a 24-inch-tall pressure steam line while packing a gland. In some places the pipe was uninsulated and unprotected. Employee #1 stepped on a flange to get more leverage and the hot pipe melted his rubber boots. He sustained second- and third-degree burns on his left foot and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, steam line, ppe, work rules, pipe, thermal insulation, foot, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300790391 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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