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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Georgia-Pacific Consumer Operations LLC in Zachary, Louisiana

DATE: 06/06/18

Two maintenance employees received second degree burns on their torso, legs and arms while troubleshooting a pump that moves ambient air, water and paper stock through a sewer/pipe system. The line/pump was plugged and the pump was shut down. After a period of time where the pump was running (not moving water and paper stock) and plugged, the ambient water and paper stock heated up. The maintenance personnel did not realize that the water had heated (temp unknown at time) and proceeded to open the inspection port. As the inspection port was opened, a sudden release of hot water/paper stock sprayed the two maintenance personnel.

Report ID 2018065520  
Date 06/06/2018  
UPA 1345311  
Inspection 1346922  
Primary NAICS 322121  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 9254 Pressurized water-blast
Secondary Source 3797 Pumps
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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