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Accident: 202502274 - Boiler Worker Suffered Burns When Water Pipe Burst

Accident: 202502274 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 10/31/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31267111811/03/20086531Jpi Apartment Management, Limited Partnership
Employee #1, suffered first and second degree burns to the front of his upper body when a boiler pipe burst. Employee #1 noticed a leak on the vale that was tapped into the main line out of the boiler. When Employee #1 touched the valve to turn it off, the pipe between the valve and main line broke off at the threaded area. Employee #1 was sprayed with hot water (around 200 degrees) resulting in first and second degree burns to the front of his upper body.
Keywords: burn, chest, boiler, hot water tank, valve, pipe, hot water, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312671118 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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