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Report: Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire at United Initiators, Inc. in Helena, Arkansas

DATE: 12/06/17

Two employees were removing an old process line that contained residual dibenzoyl peroxide when the process line exploded. The first employee suffered a forehead cut, mangled right hand, lower arm amputation, and internal injuries due to piping puncturing the stomach/chest area. The second employee was hit in the face by a pipe, suffering a broken jaw.

Report ID 20171211583  
Date 12/06/2017  
UPA 1305676  
Inspection 1281449  
Primary NAICS 325199  
Nature 189 Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 4125 Plastic, PVC, or rubber pipes and tubing
Event 323 Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation Yes  

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