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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Knife River Corporation - South in Waco, Texas

DATE: 03/05/19

Wear plates for a mixer were being manufactured. The bit that was used to punch holes shattered and a fragment of it lodged in an employee’s neck.

Report ID 2019032389  
Date 03/05/2019  
UPA 1432871  
Inspection 1384049  
Primary NAICS 237310  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 20 Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 9413 Metal chips, particles
Secondary Source 7112 Braces-nonpowered
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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