Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Fw: Subscribe: 'News from Miniart' ?? 15.04.2013
Steam is hot and getting scolded isn't nice. But when it comes to real bad burns from steam, most of the cases I have read about, wearing of clothes actually made the scolding worse by keeping hot water and steam in close contact with the skin. So clothes (to a certain degree) can make scolding worse.
Not being educated in medicine surely makes my assumptions open to debate...
But I know for a fact, that on the Danish 700 mm. gauge beet railways a derailment and following death by scolding of three men on a loco, led to roofs designed to fall of in case of a serious derailment. The logic being that when a loco turned over, the roof fell off leaving the crew easier escape from the cab and scolding steam.