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Report: Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids at Darling Ingredience in New Orleans, Louisiana

DATE: 10/18/18

An employee was using a power washer mounted on a flatbed truck to clean up a grease spill. When the employee started to add fuel to the power washer, a flash fire occurred and he received first degree burns to the face, second degree burns to the left forearm, and third degree burns to the elbow.

Report ID 20181010767  
Date 10/18/2018  
UPA 1392685  
Primary NAICS 311613  
Nature 1523 Third or fourth degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 422 Elbow(s)
Source 1641 Gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel
Event 317 Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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