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Report: Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, unspecified at W. Silver, Inc. in Vinton, Texas

DATE: 08/16/19

At 6:15 p.m. on August 16, 2019, an employee was performing a change-over from one product to the next in a mill area. While the employee was installing one of the conveyors, an open metal cover closed, hitting his left hand and breaking his index and middle fingers.

Report ID 2019088461  
Date 08/16/2019  
UPA 1489128  
Primary NAICS 331110  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 3420 Conveyors-powered, unspecified
Event 640 Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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