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Inspection: 102416591 - United States Pollution Control, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Oklahoma City

Nr: 102416591Report ID: 0627700Open Date: 09/23/1987

United States Pollution Control, Inc.
5 Mi East Hwy 281, 1 Mi North Hwy 15
Waynoka, OK 73860
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7389/Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 180a, Waynoka, OK 73860

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/24/1987
Close Case:03/02/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360159388    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14495006Event: 09/22/1987Employee Killed When Burned By Steam From Ruptured Boiler
EMPLOYER #1 WAS USING A PORTABLE BOILER AND HEAT EXCHANGER TO HEAT CONTAMINATED WATER AT A HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE. IN THE PIPING BETWEEN THE BOILER AND HEAT EXCHANGER WERE TWO VALVES AND A STRAINER WHICH WERE MADE OF CLASS 125 B CAST IRON. THE BOILER WAS OPERATING AT 200 PSIG TO 225 PSIG. THE CAST IRON EQUIPMENT WAS RATED AT A MAXIMUM OF 145 PSIG. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING BESIDE THE STRAINER WHEN IT RUPTURED, SPRAYING STEAM HEATED TO ABOUT 380 DEGREES ONTO HIM. HE DIED FROM THE SEVERE BURNS HE RECEIVED. THE EQUIPMENT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO PRESSURE ABOVE ITS CAPACITY, OR A SUITABLE RELIEF VALVE SHOULD HAVE BEEN INSTALLED. THE BOILER WAS A PORTABLE TRACTOR TRAILER MOUNTED TYPE.
Keywords: burn, pressure vessel, work rules, rupture, steam, hazardous waste, high pressure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102416591 Occupation Not Listed

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