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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at Westrock in Fort Worth, Texas

DATE: 12/28/19

An employee was running a load tiering device. As the employee was trying to remove a piece of strap that was lodged or caught in the machine, the forks caught his right hand. He suffered a broken middle finger and lacerations to the palm and back of the hand. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery.

Report ID 20191213241  
Date 12/28/2019  
UPA 1529998  
Primary NAICS 322211  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 3493 Stacking machinery
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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