473 - 06/06 - Steam Burn Incident in Engine Room - Worldwide

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation has found that a lack of hazard awareness and safety control measures led to the chief engineer on board a bulk carrier sustaining burns to 45 percent of his body. The chief engineer when he was scalded by hot water that unexpectedly sprayed from a steam valve he and a junior engineer were working on.

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Thomas Miller

Date24/03/2009

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