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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Eastman Chemical Company, Texas Operations in Longview, Texas

DATE: 04/27/18

An employee was making his rounds when he identified a level indication in the vessel that he was not sure was accurate. He then drained the sit glass and the material (mineral spirits polyethylene wax and ethaline gas) ignited a flash fire, burning his left palm, both forearms, and his left calf. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 2018044063  
Date 04/27/2018  
UPA 1333259  
Inspection 1315008  
Primary NAICS 325188  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 87 Upper and lower limb(s)
Source 19 Chemicals and chemical products, n.e.c.
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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