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Report: Overexertion in pushing, pulling, or turning-single episode at Republic Industries in Marshall, Texas
An employee was loading, pushing, and pulling a cart with wooden doors that weighed approximately 20 pounds when he suffered an abdominal hernia, requiring hospitalization and surgery.
|Nature||124||Hernias due to traumatic incidents|
|Part of Body||330||Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders|
|Source||871||Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered|
|Event||7121||Overexertion in pushing, pulling, or turning-single episode|
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