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Report: Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker at KEROTEST MANUFACTURING CORP. in Mansura, Louisiana

DATE: 06/12/16

An employee was removing burrs on a set of custom-made aluminum jaws with a 10-inch hand file, when the file struck the jaws while they were still spinning in the chuck of the lathe. The file then pushed back into the employee’s left-hand palm, causing a deep puncture wound.

Report ID 2016065188  
Date 06/12/2016  
UPA 1101606  
Primary NAICS 332911  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 441 Hand(s), except finger(s)
Source 7161 Files-surfacing handtool
Secondary Source 3551 Metalworking lathes
Event 6252 Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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