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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at QFC Plastics in Arlington, Texas

DATE: 12/18/15

An employee was cleaning a plastic mold with alcohol. He pulled a lighter from his pocket to melt some of the plastic from the mold. When he struck the lighter, his hand caught on fire. The employee tried to put out the flames on his pants and caught them on fire. The employee was hospitalized with first and second degree burns to his stomach, leg, left hand and nose.

Report ID 2015129580  
Date 12/18/2015  
UPA 1047792  
Primary NAICS 326199  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 1210 Alcohols, unspecified
Secondary Source 799 Tools, instruments, and equipment, n.e.c.
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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