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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 686469 - Washex Machinery Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 686469Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 10/26/1984

Washex Machinery Corporation
5000 Central Fwy
Wichita Falls, TX 76306
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3582/Commercial Laundry, Drycleaning, and Pressing Machines

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/26/1984
Close Case:10/26/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360639884    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14398960Event: 10/24/1984Employees Burned By Hot Water And Steam From Dye Machine
EMPLOYEES #1-8 WERE INJURED WHEN THE DOOR OF A DYE MACHINE CAME OPEN AND ALLOWED 450 GALLONS OF 117-DEGREE WATER TO POUR ONTO THE FLOOR. ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES RECEIVED EITHER FIRST, SECOND OR THIRD DEGREE BURNS. THE MACHINE WAS BEING FUNCTIONALLY TESTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. EMPLOYEES #1-8 WERE NOT INVOLVED IN THE TEST. THEY WERE WORKING AT THEIR NORMAL DUTY STATIONS OR THEY WERE SIMPLY PASSING BY THE MACHINE WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED ON NOVEMBER 3, 1984.
Keywords: burn, maintenance, steam, dye machine, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 686469 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 686469 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 686469 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
4 686469 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
5 686469 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
6 686469 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
7 686469 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
8 686469 Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Occupation not reported

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