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Report: Other fall to lower level, unspecified at Vertex Energy in Baytown, Texas

DATE: 09/27/17

An employee was filling a tanker trailer with used oil that was being pumped from a larger stationary tank. He climbed the trailer-mounted ladder to open the dome hatch to check on the filling process. When he released one of the dome hatch cover clips, the lid was blown open from built-up pressure inside the tank. He was thrown from the ladder to the ground, hitting his head and neck and requiring hospitalization.

Report ID 2017099287  
Date 09/27/2017  
UPA 1270336  
Inspection 1267952  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 160 Intracranial injuries, unspecified
Part of Body 111 Brain
Source 8421 Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck
Event 4330 Other fall to lower level, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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