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Inspection: 111801122 - Quality Tuneup
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office
Report ID: 0950613
Open Date: 02/19/1991
501 El Camino Real San Bruno,, CA 94066
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5013/Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170172662
Employee Burned By Vented Radiator Coolant
An vehicle was overheating because the pressurized radiator cap was defective and was not venting properly. Employee #1 opened the cap by hand and was sprayed with steam and hot water. He suffered first-degree burns on his face and second-degree burns on his wrists. Paramedics transported him to Kaiser Hospital, where he was treated and released. Employee #1 reported for work the next day.
burn, vapor, vehicle, venting, steam, high pressure, overheated, mech malfunction, pressure release, hot water
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