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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Grimsley-Tucker Inc. in Seguin, Texas

DATE: 09/12/19

Two employees were changing an expansion valve on an outdoor chiller unit. One employee was using a canister torch to sweat the piping and valve while the other was pulling on the pipe with a pair of pliers. When the connection came loose, excess fluid inside of the valve was ignited by the torch and splashed onto the employee with the torch. The employee suffered second-degree burns from the right side of the face down to the right side of the waist.

Report ID 2019099550  
Date 09/12/2019  
UPA 1498115  
Inspection 1431342  
Primary NAICS 238210  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 1322 Fluorotrichloromethane
Secondary Source 7261 Welding, cutting, and blow torches
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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