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Report: Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids at JDub Energy Services, LLC in Big Spring, Texas

DATE: 02/25/20

An employee was draining condensate from an air compressor when a catastrophic failure occurred on a check valve on a natural gas line. The natural gas began blowing toward the running compressor and the gas ignited causing an explosion. The employee was hospitalized for second and third degree burns to the face, hands, left leg, and left midsection.

Report ID 2020021821  
Date 02/25/2020  
UPA 1547342  
Inspection 1466044  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 162 Natural gas
Secondary Source 3991 Air compressors
Event 322 Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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