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Accident: 202449450 - Employee Burns Stomach, Is Treated And Released

Accident: 202449450 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/29/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060373308/05/20081474Searles Valley Minerals
At approximately 4:29 p.m. on June 29, 2008, Employee #1 was switching from one boiler water feed pump to another. Employee #1 accidently opened the drain valve instead of the blow down valve. As Employee #1 opened the drain valve, the hot steam (450-degrees Fahrenheit) came out of the open-ended flange striking him in the stomach. Employee #1 received second-degree burn to his stomach. Employee #1 was treated and released from the hospital.
Keywords: burn, heat, steam, stomach, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310603733 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified

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