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Report: Explosion, unspecified at Braskem America, Inc. in Freeport, Texas

DATE: 01/25/18

Two employees were performing maintenance and troubleshooting on the B side of a reactor catalyst feed system when the tubing failed on the A side and caused an explosion of hydrocarbon products. Both employees received thermal burns and were hospitalized.

Report ID 2018010842  
Date 01/25/2018  
UPA 1310289  
Primary NAICS 325110  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 3790 Other special process machinery, unspecified
Event 320 Explosion, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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