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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at St. Jeans Industries, Inc. in Heber Springs, Arkansas

DATE: 10/10/19

An employee was using a wire-end brush attachment in a pneumatic die grinder to clean debris out of a casting mold. The employee stepped down from a 6-inch raised platform, then felt severe pain in his left knee as soon as it was bearing weight. A 1-inch-long, 0.0104-inch-thick steel wire from the brush had penetrated the knee. The employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 20191010644  
Date 10/10/2019  
UPA 1508074  
Primary NAICS 336399  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 512 Knee(s)
Source 4226 Wire, cables-nonelectrical
Secondary Source 7242 Hand grinders-powered
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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