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Report: Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire at Thomas Smith Welding and Fabrication in Plantersville, Texas

DATE: 08/26/16

On August 26, 2016, at approximately 10:30 AM an employee was cutting a barrel. The barrel exploded and the employee suffered several burns and broke his left leg.

Report ID 2016088061  
Date 08/26/2016  
UPA 1130348  
Inspection 1174270  
Primary NAICS 238190  
Nature 1833 Fractures and burns
Part of Body 80 Multiple body parts, unspecified
Source 2112 Barrels, drums-except pressurized
Event 323 Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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