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Accident: 201114873 - Two Employees Burned By Steam From Turbine

Accident: 201114873 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/10/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618889509/03/20022911Shell Oil Products U.S.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on August 10, 2002, Employees #1 and #2, steam turbine operators, and coworkers were restarting the flare knockout pump on steam turbine 74-P3. Employees #1 and #2 were standing behind a guardrail 3 feet from the turbine exhaust head when the steam turbine started. Hot steam condensate started spraying into the air from the elevated exhaust head and engulfed Employees #1 and #2. Employee #1 sustained first-degree burns to his arm and was treated at the site. Employee #2 was transported to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA, where she was treated in the emergency room for first- and second-degree burns, and then released.
Keywords: burn, work rules, machine operator, steam, back, arm, accidental discharge, refinery, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126188895 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 126188895 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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