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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at West Fraser, Inc. in Leola, Arkansas

DATE: 12/03/17

An employee was operating a front-end loader to remove ash from the box of a power house generator that creates steam for wood drying kilns. The employee was dumping the hot ash into the bucket of another front-end loader when the hot ash blew back into the cab and contacted the employee’s body. The employee suffered third degree burns to the right arm, second degree burns to the left arm and both legs, and minor burns to the face. The ashes had not been wet down or cooled at the time of the incident.

Report ID 20171211481  
Date 12/03/2017  
UPA 1289831  
Primary NAICS 321113  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 949 Scrap, waste, debris, n.e.c.
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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