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Report: Vehicle or machinery fire at Motiva Enterprises in Port Arthur, Texas

DATE: 01/24/20

An employee was troubleshooting a pump that was not working. The employee was on top of the piping system checking the flow switch. While troubleshooting the flow switch, the cap was removed and the employee noticed the flow switch was leaking. The employee made contact with electrical parts within the flow switch and a fire started. The employee then jumped off the piping system. The employee suffered a broken left leg and third degree burns to both hands.

Report ID 2020010799  
Date 01/24/2020  
UPA 1537389  
Inspection 1459168  
Primary NAICS 325110  
Nature 1833 Fractures and burns
Part of Body 87 Upper and lower limb(s)
Source 3797 Pumps
Event 313 Vehicle or machinery fire
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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