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Report: Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker at UTLX in Houston, Texas

DATE: 04/27/15

On 04/27/2015, an employee was changing settings on a welding gun and punctured his knee with welding wire. The employee was admitted to the hospital and treated for cellulitis and an abscess.

Report ID 2015042374  
Date 04/27/2015  
UPA 980727  
Primary NAICS 339999  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 512 Knee(s)
Source 7261 Welding, cutting, and blow torches
Event 6252 Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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