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Report: Vehicle or machinery fire at Tyson Poultry, Inc. in Nashville, Arkansas

DATE: 07/09/20

Two employees were doing monthly preventive maintenance/inspection on a natural gas boiler system. A fire ignited in the system; one employee was burned on the back and side of the head, and the other suffered second-degree burns on his face, arms, and hand.

Report ID 2020076378  
Date 07/09/2020  
UPA 1619694  
Inspection 1482588  
Primary NAICS 311615  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 83 Head and trunk
Source 2121 Boilers
Event 313 Vehicle or machinery fire
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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