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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Alamo Concrete Products Company in Edinburg, Texas
An employee was moving the chute on a ready-mix truck. The chute was opened and the employee’s right-hand fingers were caught between two folding parts of the chute. The middle and little fingers were broken and the ring finger was dislocated.
|Nature||1834||Fractures and dislocations|
|Part of Body||4429||Finger(s), fingernail(s), n.e.c.|
|Source||8427||Cement truck, concrete mixer truck|
|Event||642||Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment|
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