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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at SPX Flow in Houston, Texas

DATE: 08/08/18

An employee was using sandpaper to remove tool markings from a stem that was on a rotating manual lathe when the sandpaper became snagged on a burr and pulled the employee’s left arm around the piece part being worked. He suffered a broken ulna and radius bone in his left arm.

Report ID 2018088140  
Date 08/08/2018  
UPA 1363286  
Primary NAICS 332911  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 423 Forearm(s)
Source 3551 Metalworking lathes
Secondary Source 7163 Sanders-nonpowered
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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