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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery, unspecified at The Garick Group, Inc. in El Paso, Texas
An employee was cleaning the site and putting debris in a skid steer bucket. He was dislodging a piece of wood that was caught between the mechanical arm of a skid steer when he inadvertently pressed the skid steer’s foot control. His right leg was then caught between the arm and the bucket, breaking his tibia.
|Part of Body||513||Lower leg(s)|
|Source||3222||Skid steer loaders, mini loaders|
|Event||6410||Caught in running equipment or machinery, unspecified|
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