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Report: Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode at Alon USA, LP in Big Spring, Texas

DATE: 04/25/17

Employees were depressurizing a level bridle when the hose between the bridle and the flare system broke releasing hydrofluoric acid (HF). The two employees were exposed to the chemical vapor resulting in injury to their eyes, facial skin and lungs. Both employees were hospitalized.

Report ID 2017043721  
Date 04/25/2017  
UPA 1205159  
Inspection 1227857  
Primary NAICS 324110  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 1113 Hydrogen fluoride, hydrofluoric acid
Secondary Source 2122 Hoses
Event 5521 Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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