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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Master Truck and Trailer, LLC in Midland, Texas

DATE: 02/03/17

An employee was using a grinder to cut a clamp on top of a tank that was being de-gassed. The sparks from the grinder contacted the gas fumes from the tank, starting a flash fire. The employee suffered burns all over his body, requiring hospitalization.

Report ID 2017021095  
Date 02/03/2017  
UPA 1180393  
Inspection 1210727  
Primary NAICS 811111  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 891 Whole body
Source 163 Petroleum, crude oil
Secondary Source 7242 Hand grinders-powered
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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