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Accident: 202329017 - Employees Injured When Boiler Explodes

Accident: 202329017 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 01/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30508475801/14/20029411Chesapeake Bay Middle School
On January 14, 2002, Employee #1 and Employee #2, building engineers for Chesapeake Bay Middle School of Anne Arundel County Schools were struck and burned when a boiler (Hurst Boiler number 2, Model 0200285, serial number FB2500-15-2) exploded. The boiler exploded when the accumulated fuel oil vapor was ignited inside of the boiler. The fuel oil vapor built up due to numerous resets by the employees that morning. Employee #1 received first degree burns on his face and second degree burns on his hands. Employee #2 received a concussion and damage to the neck.
Keywords: burn, boiler, explosion, fuel oil, neck, concussion, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305084758 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Engineers, n.e.c.
2 305084758 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Engineers, n.e.c.

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