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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning at River City Recycling in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 08/30/19

An employee was trying to relieve the tension on a bailer wire channel. His hand was on the wire/channel when he turned the machine on. The wire then penetrated his left palm and came out the side of his wrist/forearm.

Report ID 2019089034  
Date 08/30/2019  
UPA 1494566  
Primary NAICS 423930  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 489 Multiple upper extremities locations, n.e.c.
Source 3492 Banding, baling, strapping machinery
Event 6411 Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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