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Report: Contact with hot objects or substances at Lasko Products, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas

DATE: 08/16/16

An employee was removing a solidified plastic plug from the plastic injection port of a molding machine when pieces of hot plastic contacted the employee’s skin, causing thermal burns to the right forearm.

Report ID 2016087661  
Date 08/16/2016  
UPA 1126438  
Primary NAICS 335211  
Nature 1520 Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified
Part of Body 423 Forearm(s)
Source 1750 Plastics, resins, unspecified
Secondary Source 3534 Plastic injection molding machinery
Event 533 Contact with hot objects or substances
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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