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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at Komatsu Equipment in El Paso, Texas

DATE: 05/24/17

An employee was removing a hydraulic line from a piece on an excavator. The line was still pressurized and when the connection was broken, the line crossed his left hand, injecting hydraulic oil into the hand and causing a laceration. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 2017054676  
Date 05/24/2017  
UPA 1219229  
Primary NAICS 236220  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 1642 Lubricating greases, cutting oils
Secondary Source 3210 Excavating machinery, unspecified
Event 6242 Struck by discharged object or substance
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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