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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at VALERO THREE RIVERS REFINERY in Three Rivers, Texas

DATE: 09/24/15

An employee was working on a heater when the fuel gas system detonated and caused a flash fire. The employee was burned on the right side of the face and ear.

Report ID 2015097068  
Date 09/24/2015  
UPA 1023334  
Primary NAICS 324110  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 18 Multiple head locations
Source 160 Coal, natural gas, petroleum fuels and products, unspecified
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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