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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at ADM Grain River System, Inc. in Ama, Louisiana

DATE: 02/09/17

An employee was performing maintenance on a belt. He placed a 36-inch pipe wrench on the belt while it was out of service. When he turned the belt back on, the wrench flew off and hit him, causing head trauma and multiple facial and nose fractures.

Report ID 2017021303  
Date 02/09/2017  
UPA 1181690  
Primary NAICS 424510  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 18 Multiple head locations
Source 7173 Wrenches-nonpowered
Secondary Source 30 Machinery, unspecified
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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