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Report: Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source at Harsco Metals & Minerals in Midlothian, Texas
An employee was cutting billets with a propane and oxygen torch when sparks sprayed his left side. His undershirt caught on fire and he suffered second degree burns to the left side of his back.
|Nature||8||MULTIPLE DISEASES, CONDITIONS, AND DISORDERS|
|Part of Body||320||Back, including spine, spinal cord, unspecified|
|Source||9112||Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts|
|Secondary Source||7261||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|Event||314||Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source|
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