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Accident: 202692224 - Employee Suffer Burns When Hit By Pressured Steam

Accident: 202692224 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 12/06/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31670265312/11/20132043General Mills, Inc.
On December 6, 2013, Employee #1 was cleaning a clogged pipe using steam pressure when he failed to depressurize the system and provide Lockout/Tagout. When the employee opened the system, he was hit with a 365 degree Fahrenheit pocket of steam. Employee #1 was transported to the Regional Burn Center, where he was treated for second degree burns on his abdomen and both arms.
Keywords: burn, steam cleaner, abdomen, cleaning, lockout, steam, clogged, pipe, arm, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316702653 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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