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Report: Self-inflicted shooting-unintentional at Aegis Chemical Solutions in San Augustine, Texas

DATE: 06/08/18

An employee was working at a remote job site delivering chemicals. When he had finished delivering chemicals at that location, he began having a headache. The employee was looking for headache medicine in his backpack and removed a handgun from the backpack placing it on the truck console. When he later reached for the gun it discharged into his left hand. The employee was hospitalized and had surgery.

Report ID 2018065614  
Date 06/08/2018  
UPA 1346622  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 134 Gunshot wounds
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 569 Person-injured or ill worker, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 7811 Pistol, handgun, revolver
Event 1221 Self-inflicted shooting-unintentional
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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