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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Sprint-Transport in Pasadena, Texas

DATE: 05/15/15

An employee was tightening a valve flange under a cargo tank but could not get the valve flange to tighten. The cargo tank contained methanol under pressure. He decided to remove the valve to let vapors out. He was using a cordless drill, which ignited the vapors. The vapors caused second degree burns to his right arm and the back of both legs.

Report ID 2015051781  
Date 05/15/2015  
UPA 984166  
Primary NAICS 484230  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 87 Upper and lower limb(s)
Source 1761 Methane gas
Secondary Source 7213 Drills-powered
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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