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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Enviro Hydro Holdings, L.L.C. in Zachary, Louisiana
A crew was removing material (hot ash) from the outside of the loop seal on the power boiler. Once they finished removing the loose material, the crew was exiting the platform when the material inside the boiler gave way. The material came out of the boiler’s manway door and contacted an employee burning his hands and the back of his legs.
|Nature||1520||Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified|
|Part of Body||87||Upper and lower limb(s)|
|Source||949||Scrap, waste, debris, n.e.c.|
|Event||533||Contact with hot objects or substances|
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