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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at AECOM in Fort Polk, Louisiana

DATE: 06/24/19

An employee was welding on a newly fabricated fuel tank when a flash fire occurred. Residual fumes in the tank ignited and flames exited the tank opening, causing burns to the employee’s face and chest.

Report ID 2019066318  
Date 06/24/2019  
UPA 1468879  
Inspection 1411493  
Primary NAICS 921190  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 83 Head and trunk
Source 1641 Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel
Secondary Source 7261 Welding, cutting, and blow torches
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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