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Accident: 82950.015 - Employee Is Burned By Hot Water And Is Killed

Accident: 82950.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 01/13/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1124499.01502/11/2016Zilkha Biomass Selma, Llc
At 12:00 p.m. on January 13, 2016, an employee was assisting coworkers in removing an obstruction in a pipe containing water at 215 degrees Fahrenheit. The flange cover was removed and the employee and coworkers began scooping the obstructing material with a shovel. While performing this action, the obstruction loosened and the water splashed the employee, causing significant burns and killing him.
Keywords: water pipe, lockout/tagout, accidental discharge, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1124499.015 53 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat)

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