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Report: Fall, slip, trip, unspecified at Coastal Drilling Company in New Iberia, Louisiana

DATE: 01/23/17

Employees were using an air hoist to remove the cover from a rotary transmission when the cover became stuck on a 5-gallon bucket. As an employee attempted to push the cover free from the bucket, the cover fell on top of his right arm. His right arm was trapped between the bucket and cover, crushing tissue and muscles. He then fell and fractured a bone in his left hand.

Report ID 2017010697  
Date 01/23/2017  
UPA 1175606  
Primary NAICS 213111  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 4810 Hand(s) and arm(s), unspecified
Source 9999 Nonclassifiable
Secondary Source 3244 Oil drilling rigs and machinery
Event 40 Fall, slip, trip, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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