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Accident: 105872.015 - One Employee Sustain Injuries From A Flash Fire

Accident: 105872.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 05/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318127.01505/19/2018Certified Safety, Inc.
At 10:15 a.m. on May 19, 2018, employees were completing welding projects with a pickup truck near a reactor. The reactor was charged with ethylene and heated. Expansion of ethylene increased the pressure in reactor, exceeding the setpoint of the relief valve. The relief valve opened and vented ethylene to atmosphere w here it was then ignited by the welding projects going on nearby. The flash fire resulted in the employee being hospitalized for burns, bruises, and cuts.
Keywords: burn, chemical, chemical reaction, fire, pressure release, reactor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1318127.015 30 M Non Hospitalized injury

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