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Report: Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source at JAMES MARINE INC. in Paducah, Kentucky

DATE: 02/09/17

An employee and a coworker were welding on the inboard and outboard sides of a bulkhead. Welding slag became trapped between the sweatshirts of one employee and ignited. The employee suffered first, second, and potentially third degree burns to the right side of the back and right armpit.

Report ID 2017021279  
Date 02/09/2017  
UPA 1183236  
Primary NAICS 336612  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 38 Multiple trunk locations
Source 9112 Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts
Secondary Source 452 Molten or hot metals, slag
Event 314 Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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