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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at West Texas Gas-Velamoor Plant in Big Spring, Texas

DATE: 10/20/19

An employee was working on a compressor and attempting to dump a scrubber on the compressor. At the time, the scrubber would not dump because it had frozen up. The employee opened a valve and gas began to exit the valve, causing a flash fire. He sustained second and third degree burns on the face and hand, requiring hospitalization.

Report ID 20191010951  
Date 10/20/2019  
UPA 1510478  
Primary NAICS 325120  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 1852 Flammable gas, unspecified
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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