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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Laredo Petroleum Inc. in Garden City, Texas

DATE: 09/15/15

At approximately 11:30 on 15 September 2015, an employee was hospitalized when he was struck in the chest by a cap on a pressure vessel that he and another employee were removing. Remaining pressure in the pipe leading to the pressure vessel caused the cap to violently dislodge during the procedure and strike the employee in the chest, breaking one rib and causing the employee to suffer a broken left elbow, a laceration that required sutures on his right elbow and a hemorrhage on the artery leading to his adrenal gland.

Report ID 2015096742  
Date 09/15/2015  
UPA 1020043  
Primary NAICS 213112  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 4919 Caps, lids, covers, n.e.c.
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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