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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at Mauser USA LLC in Houston, Texas

DATE: 10/04/17

On October 4, 2017, at approximately 11:59 p.m., an employee was operating a manual lathe. He was resurfacing a solid shaft with an emery cloth while turning it in the lathe when his glove, the cloth, and then his left hand wrapped around the turning shaft. He suffered four broken bones in his left hand and broke his wrist, requiring hospitalization and surgery.

Report ID 2017109543  
Date 10/04/2017  
UPA 1270853  
Primary NAICS 332439  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 482 Hand(s) and wrist(s)
Source 3551 Metalworking lathes
Secondary Source 9111 Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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