The Port Arthur News
A contract worker using a backpack style vacuum cleaner at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont suffered second and third degree burns to her back after a cord shorted out and caught her clothes on fire on Thursday.
The incident occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. Jan. 2 at Parkdale Mall in the Macy’s store, according to a press release from Beaumont Police Department.
The female worker, age 39, was treated on scene by Beaumont EMS while Beaumont Fire Rescue set up a landing zone in the parking lot. Air Rescue responded and transported the victim by air to the burn unit in Galveston.