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Accident: 695403 - Two Employees Scalded To Death

Accident: 695403 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 10/30/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10978496710/31/19943315Baron Drawn Steel Corp.
Employee #1, the plant manager, was working on a ledge between two dip tanks. The ledge was 20 in. wide and made of stainless steel. The tank was 8 ft deep and contained a solution of detergent and water. The temperature in the tank was 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 was in the process of placing a hose into the tank to allow the spent solution to be pumped out and disposed. Employee #1 slipped and fell into the tank. Employee #2 was standing on a catwalk 41 in. below the top of the tank. Employee #2 climbed onto the ledge in an effort to rescue Employee #1, but slid off the ledge and fell into the tank. Both Employee #1 and Employee #2 were killed.
Keywords: burn, heat, slip, dip tank, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109784967 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 109784967 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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