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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Kirby Corporation, Inc. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 10/23/19

Two employees were working inside a truck trailer to repair it. One employee was installing a scuff plate while the other sprayed an adhesive to help install the next scuff plate. The first employee’s cordless drill ignited fumes from the spray adhesive, creating a flash fire that caused first- through third-degree burns to the employee’s face, hands, neck, and leg.

Report ID 20191011046  
Date 10/23/2019  
UPA 1512333  
Inspection 1440355  
Primary NAICS 336212  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 181 Adhesives, glues, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 7213 Drills-powered
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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