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Accident: 202446902 - Employee Is Burned From Hot Water Spray

Accident: 202446902 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/28/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31059965907/24/20072033Oly Foods Inc Dba Olympic Foods Llc
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on June 28, 2007, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, was working at a juice manufacturing and filling company. He was going to repair leaking hot water from tri-clover clamp Number AV-11 of a Integrated, HTST juice pasteurizing unit. He tapped the clamp tightening nut with a crescent wrench when the clamp came off and fell. Hot water at 250 degrees sprayed out of the pressurized system striking him on the front part of his body. He sustained multiple second and third degree burns on his front body, arms and legs. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: mechanic, steam, struck by, arm, hot water, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310599659 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Specified mechanics and repairers

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