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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Liberty Manufacturing, Inc. in Mission, Texas

DATE: 11/21/17

An employee was using a pneumatic wrench to tighten a spring cap onto a bolt while repairing a metal shearing machine. As the employee added downward pressure on the spring, the bolt snapped, releasing the spring’s compression and causing it to shoot out of containment and into the employee’s forehead. The employee sustained a forehead laceration that required stitches and a minor skull fracture.

Report ID 20171111172  
Date 11/21/2017  
UPA 1286788  
Primary NAICS 332999  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 113 Skull
Source 4429 Machine and appliance parts, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 3512 Shearing machines
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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