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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Christine, Texas

DATE: 07/18/19

On July 18, 2019, two employees were washing down ash in the economizer hopper. The water that was being applied struck a pocket of hot ash, causing it to flash. Ash and steam contacted one employee’s thighs and forearms, and entered his work boots, resulting in burns and hospitalization. The second employee sustained a minor burn to his arm requiring first aid.

Report ID 2019077323  
Date 07/18/2019  
UPA 1478801  
Primary NAICS 238210  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 87 Upper and lower limb(s)
Source 949 Scrap, waste, debris, n.e.c.
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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