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Report: Exposure through unintentional needlestick or sharp injury at Valet Living, LLC in Dallas, Texas

DATE: 05/02/19

While operating a trash compactor on a client’s property the injured worker noticed hydraulic fluid on the ground. He had punched the start button on the compactor and it began its cycle. While the compactor was cycling, he looked for the source of the hydraulic leak and in doing so reached forward to touch the hose. The hose became pressurized when the hydraulic ram reversed. There was a hole in the line and hydraulic fluid injected into his right thumb. He was hospitalized for chemical exposure and debridement of the thumb.

Report ID 2019054482  
Date 05/02/2019  
UPA 1452505  
Inspection 1400267  
Primary NAICS 561720  
Nature 1999 Traumatic injuries and disorders, n.e.c.
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 10 Chemicals and chemical products, unspecified
Event 5541 Exposure through unintentional needlestick or sharp injury
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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