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Report: Stings and venomous bites at United States Forest Service in Broaddus, Texas

DATE: 04/30/18

On April 30, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m., an employee was helping to conduct a prescribed burn on a forest. He set his tool down to use the radio and communicate with others on the burn. When he reached down to pick up the tool, a copperhead snake that was camouflaged by leaves struck him on the right index finger knuckle.

Report ID 2018044153  
Date 04/30/2018  
UPA 1333282  
Primary NAICS 115310  
Nature 1960 Poisoning, toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect, unspecified
Part of Body 6 BODY SYSTEMS
Source 5141 Venomous snakes
Event 1311 Stings and venomous bites
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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