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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 734392 - Employee Burned To Death By Steam From Ruptured Line

Accident: 734392 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10207574408/19/19852621Westvaco - Kraft Div.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WALKING DOWN A PASSAGEWAY, ENROUTE TO THE REST ROOM, WHEN A NEARBY STEAM LINE RUPTURED. THE STEAM, UNDER 300 PSI PRESSURE, INFLICTED SEVERE BURNS TO HIS ENTIRE BODY. THE STEAM LINE HAD BEEN INSTALLED IN 1962 AND WAS EQUIPPED WITH TWO BELLOW-TYPE EXPANSION JOINTS. THE LINE WAS OF THE OVERHEAD TYPE, HAVING WELDED STEEL BRACKETS FOR SUPPORTS. THE WELDS GAVE WAY, CAUSING THE STEAM LINE TO RUPTURE. THE LOCATION OF THE ACCIDENT WAS THE BACK SIDE OF PEEPER MACHINE #2.
Keywords: burn, rupture, steam, high pressure, pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102075744 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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