Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
BURNS FROM EJECTED HOT WATER
17th Oct. 05
When the Sea Water hydrofore pump lost suction, one of the engineers went to investigate matters.
Near the sanitary pump a metre or two away, the Fitter was working with his back towards the pump.
The Engineer opened the priming cock and the hot water ejected out, falling on the hands and feet of the fitter standing a little distance away.
But as the fitter was wearing socks & shoes the effect on his feet was little compared to his uncovered hands. It took a month for him to recover from the burn injuries.
Had the engineer taken a little more care this accident would have been avoided.