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Report: Injured by handheld object or equipment, n.e.c. at Tyson Foods in Sherman, Texas

DATE: 03/07/20

An employee had just finished unloading a pallet of product. The employee picked up the empty wood pallet to place it on top of the stack of empties and got a splinter in their right hand. The next day, the employee was hospitalized due to an infection in the hand.

Report ID 2020032207  
Date 03/07/2020  
UPA 1551912  
Primary NAICS 311612  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 216 Skids, pallets
Event 6259 Injured by handheld object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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