Posts Tagged ‘steam accident’

Apr 27

Emotion and teamwork lead to new steam/hot liquid safety standards

By Barb Wilkinson · April 27, 2018

Dave Fennell embarked on a decade-plus long journey to help protect workers from steam and hot fluid injuries after one of his employees, Ron, who sustained injuries in a steam-related accident, asked “why did this happen to me?”. “Ron did exactly what I said about wearing protective clothing.” But while changing a filter on a hot water system in 2005, the valve gave way, and Ron was sprayed with condensed steam. He was hospitalized…