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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1320283.015 - Westar Energy, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 1320283.015Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 06/04/2018

Westar Energy, Inc.
25905 Jeffrey Rd.
Saint Marys, KS 66536
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 818 South Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66612

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/29/2018
Emphasis: L:Repvehicle, L:RespnoiseClose Case:12/31/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 106177.015Event: 06/03/2018Two Employees Are Killed When Steam Is Released
At 11:30 a.m. on June 3, 2018, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were riding inside an elevator on their way up to level 14 of Unit 3 to trouble shoot a super heated steam leak. The elevator stopped at level 12. Super heated steam escaped from a pipe that separated from a flange on level 14 that impacted Employee #1 and Employee #2 on level 12 of unit 3. Both employees were killed from burn injuries from super heated steam.
Keywords: pressure release, burn, steam
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1320283.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Miscellaneous plant and system operators
2 1320283.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified

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