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Accident: 201092996 - Boiler Valve Blew Off- Employee Suffers Burns On His Face

Accident: 201092996 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 01/06/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12614170401/11/19990761H & M Roses Inc.
Employee #1 was burned on his face when a boiler valve blew off. He was repairing a 0.0833-inch sticking gate valve inline. The boiler was set at 200 degrees and 20 psig. Employee #1 removed a number of the bolts holding the valve together. The near-boiling water escaped through a gap in the gasket and burned Employee #1's face. He was hospitalized for treatments for his burns.
Keywords: burn, boiler, valve, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126141704 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers, horticultural specialty farms

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