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Report: Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker at Texas First Rentals in Elgin, Texas

DATE: 09/18/18

An employee used an air powered grease gun to grease a skid steer following track repairs. As he was rolling up the grease gun and hose, the trigger was pulled and grease injected into the palm of his left hand, requiring hospitalization and surgery.

Report ID 2018099630  
Date 09/18/2018  
UPA 1383066  
Primary NAICS 532412  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 441 Hand(s), except finger(s)
Source 7299 Handtools-powered, n.e.c.
Event 6252 Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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