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Report: Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source at Panther City Iron Works, Inc. in Irving, Texas

DATE: 03/20/18

An employee was standing and welding in a scissor lift that was approximately 11′-8″ above the finished concrete floor when his clothes ignited and he tried to remove them. He then tried to dismount the scissor lift through the chain gate on the rear of the lift. He attempted to step down the scissor supports of the lift but lost his grip and fell to the ground. He landed on his left wrist and left side. He suffered burns and a broken wrist, requiring hospitalization.

Report ID 2018032719  
Date 03/20/2018  
UPA 1321201  
Inspection 1305616  
Primary NAICS 238120  
Nature 1833 Fractures and burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
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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