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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at US Farathane in Austin, Texas

DATE: 08/21/18

An employee had just lowered a steel mold to the floor using an overhead crane. He needed to disconnect the lifting chain ring that was attached to the crane and the hoist ring connected to the mold. He was grabbing the lifting chain to disconnect it when his right hand was caught between the chain ring and the steel mold, breaking two bones in his hand.

Report ID 2018088624  
Date 08/21/2018  
UPA 1373944  
Primary NAICS 325211  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 3436 Cranes-gantry, overhead, monorail, container
Secondary Source 4421 Dies, molds, patterns
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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