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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at Groves Electrical Services, Inc. in Addison, Texas

DATE: 10/20/15

Employees were using a Hydrovac to find an underground line. The Hydrovac has a nozzle to shoot high pressure water and suck up water and mud. One employee works the vacuum hose and another works the water nozzle. The employee working the vacuum hose saw a rock that he didn’t think would go up the vacuum hose. When he reached down to pick it up, he stepped in front of the water nozzle. The pressurized water punctured his knee on the inside of his right leg.

Report ID 2015107823  
Date 10/20/2015  
UPA 1032010  
Primary NAICS 238210  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 512 Knee(s)
Source 9254 Pressurized water-blast
Event 6242 Struck by discharged object or substance
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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