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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Valerus Compression Services, LP in New Iberia, Louisiana

DATE: 01/16/15

An employee was using a handheld torch to cut a hole into steel pipe when the torch hose blew. The employee suffered burns on his hand and was admitted to Lady of Lords Burn Center overnight for treatment.

Report ID 2015010529  
Date 01/16/2015  
UPA 933605  
Primary NAICS 331221  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 7261 Welding, cutting, and blow torches
Secondary Source 2122 Hoses
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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