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Accident: 93925.015 - Employee Is Burned When Reboiler Releases Scalding Hot Water

Accident: 93925.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 03/14/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1217580.01503/16/2017Precision Industrial Maintenance, Inc.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on March 14, 2017, an employee and two coworkers wor ked to open the tube side of the reboiler unit for cleaning operations. The work was performed inside a two story building at an ethanol plant. The reboiler wa s a Paul Mueller Company Model N43891, Serial Number 364723. The employer had i nformed the employee and the coworkers who were removing both the nuts and the b olts for the opening that hot water would be released. There were no procedures to isolate or otherwise render the hot water safe. The employee was standing n ext to the tube side as the bolt removal was finished when the reboiler opened r eleasing 150 degree water onto the employee. The employee received second degre e burns to the shoulders, thigh, arms, hips and the back for which he was hospit alized.
Keywords: boiler, flowing material, heat, lockout/tagout, material handling, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1217580.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters

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