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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at MJ Lathern Co., Inc. in Hewitt, Texas

DATE: 10/10/17

The injured employee was holding a metal part on a brake press while another employee operated the press. As the press operator hit the brake press pedal, the injured employee’s right hand slipped off the metal and was smashed and fractured between the metal part and the press die.

Report ID 2017109732  
Date 10/10/2017  
UPA 1272788  
Inspection 1271997  
Primary NAICS 332710  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 3562 Brake presses
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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