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Report: Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 02/13/19

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.

Report ID 2019021642  
Date 02/13/2019  
UPA 1427689  
Inspection 1380458  
Primary NAICS 333924  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 420 Arm(s), unspecified
Source 9110 Clothing, unspecified
Secondary Source 7261 Welding, cutting, and blow torches
Event 314 Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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