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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at JV Industrial Companies, Ltd. in Convent, Louisiana

DATE: 07/04/18

Two employees were removing a valve from a 4-inch hydrogen line in a sulfur unit. One employee was loosening the bottom bolts of the flange. As the flange was opened, hydrogen escaped and caused a flash fire that burned the two employees. The employees suffered second degree burns on the ears, right wrist, right arm, back of the neck, and the back. One employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 2018076691  
Date 07/04/2018  
UPA 1355306  
Inspection 1334766  
Primary NAICS 325120  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 1793 Hydrogen
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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