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 pressure vessel, piping, or tire at Crossroads LP in Fort Worth, Texas

DATE: 07/03/19

An employee was cleaning a thermoplastic cart. The thermoplastic was being drained into a 55-gallon metal drum and was heated. The drum had trash in it and the thermoplastic heated up some aerosol paint cans that were not visible and caused them to explode. The explosion threw the hot thermoplastic on the employee’s head and arms, causing burns.

Report ID 2019076724  
Date 07/03/2019  
UPA 1473118  
Primary NAICS 541690  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 2129 Containers-pressurized, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 1750 Plastics, resins, unspecified
Event 323 Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

If you have any questions or concerns about a specific record or records, please contact us at