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Accident: 201562576 - Employees Are Burned By Steam Inside Tunnel

Accident: 201562576 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/01/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31419223811/01/20101711Kk Mechanical
On November 1, 2010, Employees #1 through #11 were working in a new section of utility tunnel on the University of Utah campus. A power failure at the High Temperature Water Plant caused a valve to open and release water that had been heated to a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Steam then traveled throughout the old and new sections of the tunnel system, burning all 11 employees. Employees #1 through #3 were hospitalized. The others were treated for minor burns.
Keywords: burn, tunnel, equipment failure, steam, valve, pressure release, high temperature
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314192238 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
2 314192238 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
3 314192238 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
4 314192238 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
5 314192238 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
6 314192238 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
7 314192238 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
8 314192238 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
9 314192238 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
10 314192238 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other
11 314192238 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Other

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