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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Metalplate Galvanizing, LP (East Plant) in Houston, Texas

DATE: 10/25/17

An employee was blowing zinc as pipe material was being raised from a kettle when the wire rope holding the pipe material broke. The material fell into the kettle, splashing zinc on the employee, who suffered second and third degree burns to the neck, arm, shoulder, and head. The employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 20171010224  
Date 10/25/2017  
UPA 1278828  
Inspection 1273599  
Primary NAICS 332812  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 452 Molten or hot metals, slag
Secondary Source 4226 Wire, cables-nonelectrical
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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