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Report: Explosion, unspecified at Williams Industrial Services, LLC in Galveston, Texas

DATE: 05/19/20

Two employees were installing vent pipe and supports on top of a bulk storage tank. There was an explosion in the tank causing the employee working on the tank roof to fall from the tank to the ground. The employee was hospitalized for a fractured shoulder. The second employee was in an aerial lift at the roof line when the tank exploded. The second employee did not fall, but sustained flash burns to the face and arms.

Report ID 2020054632  
Date 05/19/2020  
UPA 1593040  
Inspection 1475852  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 41 Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)
Source 210 Containers, unspecified
Event 320 Explosion, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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