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Report: Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids at ORG Chem Group, LLC in Hot Springs, Arkansas

DATE: 04/19/15

An employee was on a catwalk in the boiler room washing out two 2,000 gallon mixing tanks that previously contained diethanolamine (DEA) with water. The water was draining into a 275 gallon poly tote. The tote exploded creating a fire. The employee received burns to the top of his hand and injured his ankle.

Report ID 2015042125  
Date 04/19/2015  
UPA 976828  
Inspection 1057177  
Primary NAICS 325998  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 449 Hand(s), n.e.c.
Source 2118 Tanks, bins, vats-nonconfined space
Secondary Source 1230 Aromatics, unspecified
Event 322 Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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