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Report: Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle at FC Staffing, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana

DATE: 02/11/18

An employee was on a barge positioning the barge cover that was being placed by the ship’s gear crane. The cover was not straight so the employee tried to straighten it and was struck from the mid-chest upward by the barge cover. The employee sustained a right anterior fracture of the first and second ribs, a left mandibular fracture, left hyoid fracture, bruising to the left side of the neck and a small pneumothorax.

Report ID 2018021432  
Date 02/11/2018  
UPA 1309441  
Primary NAICS 561311  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 82 Head, neck, and trunk
Source 831 Barge
Secondary Source 489 Vehicle and mobile equipment parts, n.e.c.
Event 257 Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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