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Accident: 201760113 - Four Employees Burned When Splashed By Hot Water

Accident: 201760113 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 02/08/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12226316302/08/19961799Brown & Root Usa, Inc.
Employees #1 through #4 were using suction to draw out 200 to 212 degree F contaminated water from several manholes. At the same time, coworkers were installing a Cherne single-size test-ball plug into a 24 in. pipe inside the manhole. The plug was inflated with air at a pressure of 90 psi. When the plug was inflated, it ruptured and the hot, contaminated condensation water splashed upward onto Employees #1 through #4. They suffered first- and second-degree burns.
Keywords: burn, construction, equipment failure, rupture, manhole, accidental discharge, high temperature, hot water, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122263163 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 122263163 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 122263163 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 122263163 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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