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Accident: 789925 - Employee Burned By Hot Ash

Accident: 789925 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 04/05/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12479998204/05/19942421Ochoco Management Co General Partner
On April 2, 1994, Employee #1 initiated a cleanout of ash from a boiler combustion chamber. After he had entered the chamber through a small side portal and thrown a couple of shovels full of ash through the entrance portal, the walls of ash collapsed, engulfing his lower legs and filling his calf-high rubber boots. Employee #1 dove for the portal opening. A coworker, who heard his screams, saw Employee #1's head at the portal and reached in and pulled him into the clear. Employee #1 was eventually transported to Emmanuel Burn Center in Portland with third-degree burns over 32 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, pinned, boiler, cleaning, combustible dust, buried, cave-in, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124799982 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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