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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 171016058 Event: 12/19/1995Burn - Pipe And Fan Failure
Three electric utility employees were performing their normal duties next to a boiler. A 6-inch-diameter pipe carrying 600-degree-fahrenheit water at 2500 psi failed, or a 6700-pound air/fill fan rotating at 1800 rpm disintegrated. (Though both events occurred, it could not be determined which event occurred first.) The extreme heat and flying shrapnel killed all three employees.
Keywords: burn, steam line, fan, fan blade, boiler, equipment failure, rupture, steam
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125195248 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
2 125195248 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
3 125195248 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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