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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Electrolux in Lancaster, Tx

DATE: 08/16/20

An employee was attempting to close the extended lip of a malfunctioning dock plate. He used a T-bar to prop the dock plate up while trying to disengage the dock lock with another T-bar. The T-bar propping up the dock plate fell, causing the dock plate to fall down on his left arm and break it.

Report ID 2020087738  
Date 08/16/2020  
UPA 1645553  
Primary NAICS 493110  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 420 Arm(s), unspecified
Source 6692 Ramps, loading docks, dock plates
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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