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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at H & M Plating Company, Inc. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 02/27/18

An employee was operating a horizontal lathe to polish a metal part when the part being turned came loose. The employee tried to catch the piece and it slammed his right hand into the machine. He suffered a laceration and multiple broken metacarpals, requiring hospitalization.

Report ID 2018021984  
Date 02/27/2018  
UPA 1315154  
Primary NAICS 332813  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 441 Hand(s), except finger(s)
Source 3551 Metalworking lathes
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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