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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Southern Tube, LLC in Houston, Texas

DATE: 05/16/17

On May 16, 2017, at approximately 10:55 AM, an employee was putting protectors on the end of a pipe when it became misaligned on the table. The thread inspector was tasking the next step on the process line by actuating the mechanical control switch to prepare a pipe for inspection. The employee noticed that the pipe was rolling back towards the thread inspector and pushed the thread inspector away from the pipe. The device (or kicker) that allows pipes to roll was left in the up position, and a second pipe rolled toward the employee, whose left hand was caught between the first and second pipes. The employee suffered an open fracture to the left ring and pinky fingers.

Report ID 2017054458  
Date 05/16/2017  
UPA 1216602  
Primary NAICS 332811  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 4123 Metal pipes, tubing
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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