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Inspection: 314192220 - Thermal West Industrial

Inspection Information - Office: Utah

Nr: 314192220Report ID: 0854910Open Date: 11/01/2010

Thermal West Industrial
U Of U, 300 S 1850 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: 126 N 640 W, Nsl, UT 84054

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/15/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:03/15/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101569200    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201562568Event: 11/01/2010Ten Employees Are Burned By Steam Inside Tunnel
On November 1, 2010, Employees #1 through #10 were working in a new section of utility tunnel on the University of Utah campus. A power failure at the High Temperature Water Plant caused a valve to open and release water that had been heated to a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Steam then traveled throughout the old and new sections of the tunnel system, burning all ten employees. Five of the ten employees were hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: burn, tunnel, equipment failure, steam, valve, pressure release, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314192220 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers
2 314192220 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers
3 314192220 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers
4 314192220 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers
5 314192220 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers
6 314192220 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers
7 314192220 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers
8 314192220 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers
9 314192220 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers
10 314192220 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Insulation Workers

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