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Accident: 202588323 - Employee Suffers Burns When Hot Water Pipe Breaks

Accident: 202588323 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 03/27/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31532146303/29/20131711Matrix H G Inc
On March 27, 2013, Employee #1 was tasked to replace an old O-ring at the union connection. The employee was dismantling the insulation material of the pipe he was working on. The solder of the pipe that tie-in to the main hot water supply at a150 degrees, broke causing water to blast into the employee's left hand fingers and neck. Employee #1 was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for second and third degree burns on his hand, fingers and neck. Employee #1 remained hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, dismantling, finger, neck, pipe, thermal insulation, hand, hot water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 5 60
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315321463 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Mechanical engineering technicians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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