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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202023446 Event: 04/23/2004Employee Is Killed After Exposure To Steam
On April 23, 2004, an employee working as a Superintendent was turning a 10-in. steam valve on to resupply the steam to a building. Suddenly, 10-in-drip blew off and releasing steam and exposing employee to 250 psi steam at 408 degrees. The employee was killed.
Keywords: burn, pressure vessel, boiler, construction, steam, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306695982 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction trades, n.e.c.

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