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Accident: 657841 - Burn - Explosion In Manhole

Accident: 657841 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 08/16/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10098454108/16/19894911Boston Edison Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10292309108/16/19894911Boston Edison Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10098454108/16/19894911Boston Edison Company
A CREW OF ELECTRIC UTILITY EMPLOYEES WAS WORKING IN A MANHOLE. AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED IN THE MANHOLE. TWO OF THE EMPLOYEES WERE SEVERELY BURNED. ONE OF THEM DIED OF HIS INJURIES, AND THE OTHER WAS HOSPITALIZED. FOUR OTHER EMPLOYEES, ONE OF WHOM WAS HOSPITALIZED, SUSTAINED MINOR BURNS. ONE OTHER EMPLOYEE INCURRED EMOTIONAL STRESS AS A RESULT OF THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electrical, power line worker, e ptd, explosion, undrgrd installation, elec utility work, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100984541 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers
2 100984541 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers
3 100984541 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers
4 100984541 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers
5 100984541 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers
6 100984541 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers
7 102923091 Occupation Not Listed
8 100984541 Non Hospitalized injury Other Electrical power installers and repairers

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