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Report: Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source at James Marine Inc. in Wickliffe, Kentucky

DATE: 03/25/15

An employee was installing a doubler plate on a ballast tank on a boat that was in dry dock. He was stooped down with his back against pipes, welding a vertical patch on the tank about 4 to 5 inches from his right leg, when his pants caught fire. The employee was welding in very tight quarters.

Report ID 2015031462  
Date 03/25/2015  
UPA 971736  
Primary NAICS 336611  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 510 Leg(s), unspecified
Source 9112 Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts
Secondary Source 7260 Welding and heating handtools-powered, unspecified
Event 314 Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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