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Accident: 800946 - Employee Dies Of Burns After Melter Explodes

Accident: 800946 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/11/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12047933205/27/19932834General Nutrition Products (Gnp)
Employee #1 was cleaning melter #1. He had put 400 gallons of water and 5 kilos of trisodium phosphate into the melter. He sealed it to bring it to a boil. The manway blew off and the contents scalded Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained burns over his entire body and died. There was no safety relief device, alarm, or temperature gauge on this vessel.
Keywords: burn, safety relief valve, pressure vessel, work rules, alarm, cleaning, explosion, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120479332 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Mixing and blending machine operators

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