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Accident: 95565.015 - Employee Is Burned When Flashback Occurs In Pipe

Accident: 95565.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 05/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1232644.01505/11/2017Phillips 66 Company
At 7:00 p.m. on May 3, 2017, Employee #1 was in the Coker Unit, clearing the pump to get the turbine ready for maintenance. While flushing the pump, some Heavy Coker Gas Oil got reintroduced into the pipe. When the oil touched the water in the sewer drain, it flashed back at 700 degrees and burned the employee, who was positioned near the drain tagging valves. Employee #1 sustained second degree burns to the abdomen, third degree burns of both hands and burns on both knees.
Keywords: struck by, hand, knee, flashback, abdomen, sewer, drain pipe, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1232644.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Operating engineers

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