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Accident: 202715876 - Employee Suffers Burns On Both Legs When Hot Water Sprays

Accident: 202715876 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/24/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621319808/16/20133339Atlas Pacific Corporation
At approximately 4 p.m. on July 24, 2013, Employee #1 and a coworker were working on zinc furnace #2A. The coworker was pouring molten zinc from furnace #2A on to the molds while the employee was picking and removing the zinc ingots from the molds then staging them onto a pallet. The coworker noticed water leaking from a mold jacket and coming down on the floor. Suddenly, a rubber hose at clamp joint #4 blew off spraying hot water and steam on both the employee's legs. The apron protected Employee #1 from the front but not the backside. The employee was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for first and second degree burn on both legs. Employee #1 remained hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, leak, steam, molten metal, pallet, hot water, leg, zinc plating
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316213198 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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