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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Eastman Chemical Company, Texas Operations in Longview, Texas
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.
|Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
|Part of Body
|Upper and lower limb(s)
|Chemicals and chemical products, n.e.c.
|Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
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