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Report: Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue at Big E Drilling Co in Midland, Texas

DATE: 05/03/19

The injured employee was standing next to the drilling piping, holding material over the pipe joint to channel residual mud downward, ready to swing the disconnected piping out of the way. Oil-based drilling mud came out under pressure and three employees got mud in their eyes when their hard hats and safety glasses were blown off. One employee was hospitalized for an eye injury. The eye was burning, swollen and the employee was unable to see.

Report ID 2019054516  
Date 05/03/2019  
UPA 1452037  
Inspection 1399391  
Primary NAICS 213111  
Nature 1973 Swelling, inflammation, irritation-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 132 Eye(s)
Source 1649 Petroleum fuels, distillates, and products, n.e.c.
Event 5544 Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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