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Report: Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker at Hunt Forest Products L.L.C. in Pollock, Louisiana

DATE: 09/07/17

An employee was cleaning suction holes on a stacker, using a 4.5″ side grinder with a wire brush wheel. While cleaning pitch off the holes, he had the grinder in his right hand and was holding off some belts that were in the way with his left hand when the wire wheel contacted his left thumb. A piece of wire strand became embedded in his left thumb and had to be surgically removed.

Report ID 2017098618  
Date 09/07/2017  
UPA 1261526  
Primary NAICS 321211  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 7242 Hand grinders-powered
Event 6252 Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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