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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Traditions Oil & Gas Services, LLC in Borger, Texas

DATE: 10/21/15

An employee was purging the ambient air on the compressor displacing it with natural gas. The night before, an electrical storm had shorted the motor. While purging the line, a spark ignited the natural gas causing a flash fire. The employee received burns on his face and hands and was hospitalized.

Report ID 2015107854  
Date 10/21/2015  
UPA 1031334  
Inspection 1100736  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 162 Natural gas
Secondary Source 3991 Air compressors
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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