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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Balchem in Saint Gabriel, Louisiana
An employee was pushing a gangway to a railcar. The gangway was extended. The extension piece fell down and struck the employee’s hand, injuring it. The employee was hospitalized and underwent surgery.
|Nature||1972||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury|
|Part of Body||440||Hand(s), unspecified|
|Source||6699||Floors, walkways, ground surfaces, n.e.c.|
|Event||642||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment|
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