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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at J-R-J Construction, LLC in Cotulla, Texas

DATE: 09/10/19

An employee was circulating bad oil into tanks. He then went to remove a leaking dump valve from a compressor to conduct repair. While the dump valve was being removed, fluids sprayed out and were ignited by the hot manifold of a compressor. The employee sustained second degree burns to the palms and top surface of both hands and was hospitalized.

Report ID 2019099435  
Date 09/10/2019  
UPA 1497143  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 160 Coal, natural gas, petroleum fuels and products, unspecified
Secondary Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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