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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Bullet Oilfield Solutions, Inc. in Smiley, Texas

DATE: 08/23/18

An employee was on the catwalk of a mixing plant at a completed well site. He was burned by a fire, centered on a forklift and a flowback tank that was releasing natural gas. He suffered second- and third-degree burns to his right hand and arm to the shoulder, his left hand, and his back on the right side. He also suffered second-degree burns to the right side of his face (excluding the eyes) and first-degree burns to his forehead. Personal protective equipment and flame-retardant pants were being worn, but not a flame-retardant shirt.

Report ID 2018088724  
Date 08/23/2018  
UPA 1374782  
Inspection 1345251  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 162 Natural gas
Secondary Source 8621 Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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