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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Auto Tech of Louisiana in Pineville, Louisiana
An employee was prepping a vehicle to be dismantled by removing parts when gas splashed near the heater, causing it to ignite. The employee was burned on the face and hands.
|Nature||1520||Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified|
|Part of Body||899||Multiple body parts, n.e.c.|
|Source||1641||Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel|
|Secondary Source||3324||Furnaces, heaters|
|Event||317||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids|
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