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Accident: 94425.015 - Employees Falls Through A Drain Cover And Sustains Burns

Accident: 94425.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 02/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1221278.01503/31/2017Kimberly Clark Corp
At 11:00 a.m. om February 1, 2017, an employee was walking towards the machine area to determine the cause of the machine shut down. The paper machine was dislodged by a thick paper stock and covered in about 18 inches of paper fiber. The employee's left foot/ankle fell through a dislodged drain cover (grate) and his left foot slipped into the U-channel which was transporting boiling water/steam at about 250 degrees. The employee sustained second degree burns to foot and ankle on his left leg which required a skin graft.
Keywords: burn, fall, flowing material, paper machine, grating
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1221278.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified

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