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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Scott Electric Company in Rockport, Texas

DATE: 02/19/20

An employee was pin spotting or installing rivets on panels. The panels were coated with an adhesive, and the tool used to rivet the panels caused a spark that ignited the adhesive. The resulting flames caused second degree burns to the employee’s face, burned the employee’s head and hair, and caused a possible respiratory tract injury. The employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 2020021629  
Date 02/19/2020  
UPA 1546077  
Primary NAICS 238210  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 130 Face, unspecified
Source 181 Adhesives, glues, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 7339 Striking and nailing handtools-power not determined, n.e.c.
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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