This OSHA Injury Report was compiled directly from data that is publicly available from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA Injury Reports can be helpful in understanding the types of workplace injury claims involving defective products or malfunctioning equipment in the workplace.
The manufacturers of defective equipment or machinery resulting in a worker injury may be found to be negligent and liable for damages in a separate civil lawsuit. You may be able to recover damages on top of a workers’ comp claim if injured in a job accident caused, in part, by a third party. These third party personal injury cases should be given responsible legal guidance.
Trammell Piazza Law Firm claims no responsibility for any errors or inconsistencies in OSHA’s data.
A link is provided below to share or embed this report.
Report: Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids at UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD in La Porte, Texas
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.
|Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
|Part of Body
|Molten or hot metals, slag
|Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids
If you have any questions or concerns about a specific record or records, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.