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Inspection: 104477906 - Industrial Services Contractors Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 3

Nr: 104477906Report ID: 0352430Open Date: 10/04/1990

Industrial Services Contractors Inc.
Sparrows Point Plant
Sparrows Point, MD 21219
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3443/Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)
Mailing: 1003 Mt Holly Drive, Annapolispoint, MD 21401

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/15/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/15/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 889972Event: 09/28/1990Three Employees Injured As Gas Heat Exchanger Ruptures
At 2:00 p.m. on September 28, 1990, Employees #1, #2, and #3 had been working from a platform at the L blast furnace facility at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation installing pump sealant around the tuyere coolers. The #2 stove gas heat exchanger ruptured at a split weld seam and released a blast of pressure from the stove. Debris flew into the eyes of the three employees. They jumped from the platform and suffered bruises to their hips, kidneys, ribs, and stomachs, pulled groins, and debris in their throats. The employer provided on the job training for the employees.
Keywords: heat exchanger, elevated work plat, contusion, eye, installing, broken weld, rupture, struck by, flying object, pressure release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104477906 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices
2 104477906 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices
3 104477906 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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