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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at HTRE2, LLC in League City, Texas

DATE: 05/26/20

An employee was getting ready to use an oxy propane torch to cut some aluminum on or near empty 55-gallon drums that last contained tertiary-butyl alcohol. During lighting of the torch, vapors in a drum immediately adjacent to the torch exploded. The employee suffered second and third degree burns to the hands, face, chest, and stomach.

Report ID 2020054852  
Date 05/26/2020  
UPA 1597209  
Inspection 1476640  
Primary NAICS 562920  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 83 Head and trunk
Source 1219 Alcohols, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 7261 Welding, cutting, and blow torches
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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