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Accident: 645457 - High-Pressure Steam Pipe Ruptured

Accident: 645457 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 11/10/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1777796211/10/19924911Consolidated Edison Co., Of New York Inc.
A high-pressure steam main located in an alley between two steam generation buildings ruptured shortly after half a steam plant had been shut down. One employee was killed; two others were injured. (The two injured employees were not listed on injury lines on the original form.) Asbestos insulation was thrown about throughout the 3 hours it took to control the leaking main.
Keywords: burn, leak, rupture, steam, high pressure, elec utility work, pipe, asbestos
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17777962 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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