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Report: Fire, unspecified at JV Industrial Companies, Ltd. in Baytown, Texas

DATE: 02/20/19

An employee started to cut a thermowell (a 2-inch piece of pipe with a sensor inside) using a portable bandsaw. A flash caused minor burns to the employee’s chin, neck, and wrists; the employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 2019021888  
Date 02/20/2019  
UPA 1429198  
Primary NAICS 237120  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 9999 Nonclassifiable
Secondary Source 7224 Saws-powered, except chainsaws
Event 310 Fire, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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