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Report: Fire or explosion, unspecified at U.S. Polyco in Ennis, Texas

DATE: 04/23/18

An employee was lighting a cutting torch to remove an out-of-service tank when a second tank ignited. The employee suffered a broken leg and second degree burns to the face.

Report ID 2018043920  
Date 04/23/2018  
UPA 1330588  
Inspection 1310708  
Primary NAICS 324121  
Nature 1833 Fractures and burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 210 Containers, unspecified
Secondary Source 7261 Welding, cutting, and blow torches
Event 30 Fire or explosion, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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