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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Signicast, LLC in Hutchins, Texas

DATE: 08/01/19

An employee was putting metal in a pot to melt. The top of the metal started to solidify; the employee was using a rebar to poke a hole in the top to mix the metal when some of the metal splashed onto coils outside the pot. This caused steam to build up and pressurize the metal, which expanded and flew out of the pot. The employee fell while trying to escape the splash, landing on metal that had hit the floor. The employee suffered second-degree burns to the hands, left knee, and stomach.

Report ID 2019087859  
Date 08/01/2019  
UPA 1483714  
Primary NAICS 331523  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 452 Molten or hot metals, slag
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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