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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at 1 Priority Environmental Services, Inc. in Lubbock, Texas
An employee was moving a scaffold when his thumb was caught between the I-beams. He broke his thumb and required surgery.
|Part of Body||4420||Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified|
|Secondary Source||6551||Girders, beams, structural steel|
|Event||642||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment|
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