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Report: Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids at UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD in La Porte, Texas

DATE: 04/22/18

An employee was welding next to railroad tracks. He removed the slag pan, stepped across the rail, and down the ballast section to dump slag from the slag pan. The slag slipped out of the pan and into a ditch with water adjacent to the tracks, resulting in an explosion. The employee suffered third degree burns, requiring hospitalization.

Report ID 2018043867  
Date 04/22/2018  
UPA 1332067  
Inspection 1313687  
Primary NAICS 482111  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 452 Molten or hot metals, slag
Event 322 Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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