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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Merchants Metals LLC in Houston, Texas

DATE: 12/04/15

On Friday 12/4/2015, at 6 pm, an employee was scooping flux from a galvanized zinc kettle. As he was putting the excess flux into a 55-gallon drum, the hot flux boiled up and popped. The splash from the flux went down into his leather glove, resulting in second degree burns on the left hand and wrist.

Report ID 2015129177  
Date 12/04/2015  
UPA 1044520  
Primary NAICS 332311  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 482 Hand(s) and wrist(s)
Source 452 Molten or hot metals, slag
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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