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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at J.A. RIGGS TRACTOR COMPANY in Benton, Arkansas

DATE: 05/05/20

An employee was washing off the machine wash rack area using a spray wand. He then started washing down the wash rack floor, stepping backwards while continuing to wash in a side to side motion. The pressure washer wand went across his left knee area; the water punctured his jeans and his skin just above the left knee. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 2020054202  
Date 05/05/2020  
UPA 1584819  
Primary NAICS 423810  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 511 Thigh(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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