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Accident: 201488772 - Employee Burns Leg In Hot Water After Stepping In Hole

Accident: 201488772 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/01/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30112557108/16/20063316Uss-Posco Industries, Llc
On April 1, 2006, Employee #1 and a coworker were assigned to change out a sump pump located in the Continuous Annealing Line basement. The old sump pump had been removed and the new sump pump was on a cart on top of the grated metal floor. At approximately 2:38 a.m., while walking around the cart, Employee #1 stepped through a hole in the floor grating and his right leg went through the hole into hot water to a point above the knee. The water beneath the floor is approximately 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 suffered third-degree burns to the right leg and lesser burns to the right arm where he was splashed by hot water. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, floor hole, grating, arm, hot water, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301125571 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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