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Accident: 99151.015 - Two Employees Receive Multiple Burns While Purging Plastic E

Accident: 99151.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 09/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1265029.01509/20/2017Creative Polymers, Llc
At 4:15 a.m. on September 15, 2017, Employees #1, #2 and #3 had pulled out a cutting blade for a plastic extruder machine to clear it, set the blade, and purged the machine. However, the extruder had built up pressure and released hot steam onto two of the three employees . Employee #1 and Employee #2 went to the hospital with injuries to their face, necks, and arms. Employee #1 was hospitalized with third degree burns to his arms and Employee #2 was released from the hospital after treatment. No injuries or treatment were recorded for Employee #3.
Keywords: steam, lockout/tagout, hose, hot water, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1265029.015 25 F Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified
2 1265029.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified

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