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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at PCL Civil Construction, Inc. in Shreveport, Louisiana

DATE: 02/03/16

A worker was pressure washing concrete slab. The hose became kinked. During the process of un-kinking the hose the spray wand slipped and made contact with the worker’s hand just enough to actuate the water spray. The nozzle which was very close to the worker’s right leg sprayed high-pressure water into the worker’s calf. The action caused a pin-prick sized hole that was quickly filled with water and air. The laborer was admitted to the local hospital.

Report ID 2016021038  
Date 02/03/2016  
UPA 1059481  
Primary NAICS 237990  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 513 Lower leg(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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