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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1389823.015 - Lew Thompson & Son Trucking, Inc
Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock
Report ID: 0627100
Open Date: 04/01/2019
Lew Thompson & Son Trucking, Inc
11135 Us-412 Huntsville, AR 72740
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 484121/ General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
Employee Sustains Burns During Liquid Vapor Ignition
At 11:00 a.m. on March 22, 2019, an employee was using a MIG welder to tack weld a bracket onto a truck axle housing. The employee had cleaned the axle housing using a brake cleaner/degreaser and a bucket to catch the residue as well as an y excess brake cleaning fluid. The employee struck an arc with the welder and t he bucket of brake cleaner ignited. The employee kicked the bucket away and the fluid splashed and the vapor in the air flashed, melting the employee's polyest er uniform to his body. The employee was hospitalized.
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