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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at Norbord, Inc. in Jefferson, Texas

DATE: 10/09/19

An employee was washing down a press with a high-pressure water machine when he dropped the wand and high-pressure water injected into his left arm just above the elbow. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 20191010565  
Date 10/09/2019  
UPA 1507262  
Primary NAICS 322130  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 421 Upper arm(s)
Source 9254 Pressurized water-blast
Secondary Source 7293 Power washers
Event 6242 Struck by discharged object or substance
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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