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Report: Vehicle or machinery fire at Big 4 Trucking, Inc. in Roseland, Louisiana

DATE: 12/04/19

Two employees were troubleshooting the starter on a forklift in the maintenance area. While both employees were on opposite ends of the forklift, the second employee pulled the connection tube on the forklift tank. A flash fire occurred. The first employee suffered second degree burns to the face. The second employee suffered second degree burns to the hand/finger and a first degree burn to the forearm. Both were hospitalized.

Report ID 20191212471  
Date 12/04/2019  
UPA 1524162  
Inspection 1450919  
Primary NAICS 484121  
Nature 1522 Second degree heat (thermal) burns
Part of Body 130 Face, unspecified
Source 8621 Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered
Event 313 Vehicle or machinery fire
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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