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Report: Needlestick without exposure to harmful substance at VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas

DATE: 07/26/18

An employee was drawing meloxicam out of a bottle and poked her thumb with the needle. The employee woke up the next day and her hand was swollen. She was hospitalized for infection and surgery.

Report ID 2018077592  
Date 07/26/2018  
UPA 1366663  
Primary NAICS 541940  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 7511 Needles, syringes
Event 61 Needlestick without exposure to harmful substance
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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