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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Western Forge & Flange Co. in Cleveland, Texas

DATE: 07/15/17

An employee was handling a metal part as it was being forged in a forging hammer when the part shattered. A hot metal shard shot out of the forging hammer and punctured the employee’s abdomen, causing internal damage. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 2017076556  
Date 07/15/2017  
UPA 1245676  
Inspection 1250111  
Primary NAICS 332111  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 330 Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 452 Molten or hot metals, slag
Secondary Source 3539 Extruding, injecting, forming, molding machinery, n.e.c.
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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