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Report: Struck by discharged object or substance at BLT TANKS, L.L.C. in Kingfisher, Oklahoma

DATE: 09/29/16

An employee was cleaning up after painting with a paint gun when the paint gun went off and punctured his hand with high-pressure liquid.

Report ID 2016099180  
Date 09/29/2016  
UPA 1141678  
Primary NAICS 332312  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 1860 Paint, lacquer, shellac, varnish, unspecified
Secondary Source 7292 Sprayers, air guns-paint
Event 6242 Struck by discharged object or substance
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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