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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at Darr Equipment in Houston, Texas

DATE: 12/08/15

An employee was inspecting a forklift. During the inspection the hydraulic line ruptured. The employee placed his left hand on the end of the hydraulic line. As the forklift operator engaged the hydraulic line, fluid shot into the employee’s middle finger creating an embolism. The employee was transported to the hospital for surgery to remove the hydraulic fluid from his finger.

Report ID 2015129283  
Date 12/08/2015  
UPA 1044539  
Primary NAICS 423830  
Nature 1999 Traumatic injuries and disorders, n.e.c.
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 1642 Lubricating greases, cutting oils
Secondary Source 8621 Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered
Event 6242 Struck by discharged object or substance
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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