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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at GENERAL PLASTICS & COMPOSITES, L.P. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 10/31/18

An employee was investigating smoke coming from a 55-gallon drum of resin sitting on a heated rack. After investigating the smoke, he began walking away from the drum; it ignited, producing a ball of fire. He suffered second- or third-degree burns to the right side of his face, back, arm, and knee area. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery.

Report ID 20181011213  
Date 10/31/2018  
UPA 1396830  
Inspection 1358199  
Primary NAICS 326130  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 1752 Resins
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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