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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at JBS Swift & Company in Cactus, Texas

DATE: 06/18/18

An employee was closing a separator when a pipe popped off, releasing tallow that burned the employee’s left upper arm.

Report ID 2018066003  
Date 06/18/2018  
UPA 1350503  
Primary NAICS 311611  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 421 Upper arm(s)
Source 5219 Animal products-nonfood, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 4120 Pipes, ducts, tubing, unspecified
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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