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Report: Explosion, n.e.c. at CS3 Inc. in West Memphis, Arkansas

DATE: 01/09/18

An employee was standing on a 6-foot ladder making repairs to an approximately 25′ tall x 10′ wide x 15′ deep air rotation unit when an explosion occurred and knocked him from the ladder. Flames erupted from the unit, causing third degree burns to his face. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 2018010275  
Date 01/09/2018  
UPA 1298894  
Inspection 1287769  
Primary NAICS 238220  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 130 Face, unspecified
Source 339 Heating, cooling, and cleaning machinery and appliances, n.e.c.
Event 329 Explosion, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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