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Accident: 96345.015 - Employee Checking Sewer Pump Is Burned By Hot Water

Accident: 96345.015 -- Report ID: 0355123 -- Event Date: 06/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1238612.01506/09/2017Western Virginia Water Authority
At 12:30 a.m. on June 8, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an area water and sewer authority, was troubleshooting a sewer pump. He removed the discharge hose from the pump, and hot sewer water ejected, striking the employee. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for burns to 19 percent of his body.
Keywords: pump, hose, hot water, flowing material, struck by, sewer, construction, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1238612.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, general office

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