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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Flex-Chem Corporation in Pecos, Texas

DATE: 03/14/20

An employee was holding a hose during the filling of a storage tank. A valve blew apart and the hose backlashed, striking the employee on the left side of the face. The employee sustained a broken jaw and facial lacerations. The employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 2020032440  
Date 03/14/2020  
UPA 1553425  
Primary NAICS 424690  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 135 Jaw, chin
Source 2122 Hoses
Secondary Source 423 Valves, nozzles
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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