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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202074050 Event: 06/21/1996Employee Burned By Molten Slag And Steam In Explosion
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 21, 1996, Employee #1 was operating a pit loader to clean out hot molten steel slag from the bottom of a furnace pit. Suddenly, the hot slag came in contact with an unknown source of water accumulation, resulting in a steam explosion that projected slag particles and steam onto the loader and Employee #1. He sustained first-, second-, and third-degree burns to his head, face, neck, chest, arms, back, and legs.
Keywords: burn, furnace, head, molten slag, work rules, steam, explosion, pit, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125309807 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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