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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at Fiberglass Systems in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 03/19/15

An employee was operating the fiberglass pipe end abrasive wheel grinder. The grinder has a copper pipe that sprays water onto the abrasive wheel when it sands the fiberglass pipe. The employee struck the pipe with a piece of wood to remove a clog. His hand slipped, and his right index finger was grinded on the face of the abrasive wheel.

Report ID 2015031321  
Date 03/19/2015  
UPA 970977  
Primary NAICS 326199  
Nature 130 Open wounds, unspecified
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 3541 Grinders, abraders
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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