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Accident: 896548 - Employee Burned In Pit Of Hot Water, Later Dies

Accident: 896548 -- Report ID: 0355118 -- Event Date: 08/03/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30182617808/11/19992435Woodtech Inc.
On August 3, 1999, Employee #1 was helping to remove 20 ft rolls from the #2 veneer dryer. Two open pits nearly full of hot water were in front of the doors used to access the rolls, and the workers were using wooden planks to cross these pits. Employee #1 fell into one of the pits and was immersed in very hot water up to his chest. He was taken to the University of Virginia Hospital, where he died on August 9, 1999.
Keywords: burn, work rules, walking on plank, pit, fall, work surface, high temperature, hot water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301826178 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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