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Report: Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. in Houston, Texas
An employee was MIG welding on the frame of a forklift when his clothing caught on fire. He suffered first- and second-degree burns to the left arm and was hospitalized.
|Nature||1522||Second degree heat (thermal) burns|
|Part of Body||420||Arm(s), unspecified|
|Secondary Source||7261||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|Event||314||Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source|
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