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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Progress Rail in Waskom, Texas

DATE: 01/30/18

An employee was using an oxy/fuel gas cutting torch to dismantle a railcar when a small pinhole developed in the oxygen line near where the hoses meet the torch, causing a leak. Oxygen then migrated up the employee’s sleeve inside his protective leather-cutting jacket and ignited. He received second and third degree burns on his right shoulder, armpit, and upper chest.

Report ID 2018010997  
Date 01/30/2018  
UPA 1305428  
Inspection 1293087  
Primary NAICS 488210  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 1740 Oxygen and oxygen compounds, unspecified
Secondary Source 7261 Welding, cutting, and blow torches
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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