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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at GM Trucking in Midland, Texas

DATE: 02/10/16

An employee was using a grinder on a vehicle when the sparks created by the grinder ignited brake cleaner on the vehicle. The resulting flames burned the employee’s face.

Report ID 2016021281  
Date 02/10/2016  
UPA 1061883  
Primary NAICS 562112  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 130 Face, unspecified
Source 1839 Cleaning and polishing agents, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 3541 Grinders, abraders
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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