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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Phillips 66 in Borger, Texas

DATE: 05/03/17

An employee was clearing the pump to get the turbine ready for maintenance. While flushing the heavy coker gas oil (HCGO) pump, some HCGO got reintroduced into the pipe. When the hot oil (700 degrees) touched the water in the sewer drain, it flashed back and burned the employee. The employee suffered second degree burns to the abdomen and third degree burns to both hands and knees.

Report ID 2017054033  
Date 05/03/2017  
UPA 1210141  
Inspection 1232644  
Primary NAICS 324110  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 160 Coal, natural gas, petroleum fuels and products, unspecified
Secondary Source 9521 Water
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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