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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Lew Thompson & Son Trucking, Inc in Huntsville, Arkansas
A welder ignition arced into a nearby container of brake cleaner/oil, which caught fire. An employee was caught in the flames and suffered burns to the arms, shoulders, face, and neck.
|Nature||1520||Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified|
|Part of Body||899||Multiple body parts, n.e.c.|
|Source||1640||Petroleum fuels, distillates, and products, unspecified|
|Secondary Source||7261||Welding, cutting, and blow torches|
|Event||317||Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids|
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