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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery, unspecified at Smith International, Inc. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 10/04/18

An employee had been machining a part on a vertical lathe. The employee was discovered inside the housing of the machine, having suffered a broken neck, jaw, and ribs, a punctured lung and multiple lacerations. The employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 20181010290  
Date 10/04/2018  
UPA 1389474  
Inspection 1351843  
Primary NAICS 333132  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 82 Head, neck, and trunk
Source 3550 Lathes, unspecified
Event 6410 Caught in running equipment or machinery, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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