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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Evergreen Packaging in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

DATE: 09/12/17

The employees were bringing the paper machine back online. The waste paper stock went into the overflow chest to be returned to pulp. An employee went out to observe the overflow from the chest in the street to make sure the sewer drain did not clog. As the employee was standing by the sewer drain, the condensate tank released to the same area. The condensate, mixed with the product from the overflow chest, caused the product level at the curb to rise over and into the employee’s boots burning his feet, ankles, and lower legs.

Report ID 2017098745  
Date 09/12/2017  
UPA 1262773  
Primary NAICS 322220  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 589 Multiple lower extremities locations, n.e.c.
Source 949 Scrap, waste, debris, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 9114 Shoes, boots, slippers, sandals
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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