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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Southwest Galvanizing, Inc. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 02/06/19

An employee was monitoring a dipping operation through an observation window on the closed door of a hot dip galvanizing kettle. Zinc spattered from the kettle, entering the top of the employee’s boot and causing a third-degree burn to his left heel. Personal protective equipment was being worn at the time of the incident, but pants were tucked into boots.

Report ID 2019021355  
Date 02/06/2019  
UPA 1424664  
Primary NAICS 332812  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 5313 Heel(s)
Source 452 Molten or hot metals, slag
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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