Worker injured in welding accident

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WEST VALLEY -- A 26-year-old worker suffered first- and second-degree burns while working on a piece of heavy machinery.

The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Friday at Utah Track and Welding on 6382 W. 3500 South in Magna.

The employee was welding on some heavy machinery and cut a hydraulic line, causing a flash explosion.

Worker injured in welding accident

Unified Fire Authority Capt. Doug Rice said, "The small explosion that occurred caused the 26-year-old male to be thrown backwards onto his back, so we have some minor traumatic injuries as well as burns."

The man's coworkers rushed him to an urgent care facility, and from there a helicopter flew him to the University of Utah Medical Center.

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