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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at INTERNATIONAL SHIPBREAKING LIMITED, LLC in Brownsville, Texas

DATE: 05/14/19

Employees were cutting heating coil pipes using an electric reciprocating saw inside a starboard cargo tank on a barge. Gasoline vapors ignited and employees received first, second, and third degree burns. Two employees were hospitalized.

Report ID 2019054912  
Date 05/14/2019  
UPA 1455410  
Inspection 1401624  
Primary NAICS 488390  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 1641 Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel
Secondary Source 7224 Saws-powered, except chainsaws
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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