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Accident: 202023446 - Employee Is Killed After Exposure To Steam

Accident: 202023446 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 04/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30669598204/23/20041611Cherry Hill Construction
On April 23, 2004, an employee working as a Superintendent was turning a 10-in. steam valve on to resupply the steam to a building. Suddenly, 10-in-drip blew off and releasing steam and exposing employee to 250 psi steam at 408 degrees. The employee was killed.
Keywords: burn, pressure vessel, boiler, construction, steam, explosion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306695982 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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