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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Progress Rail in Center, Texas

DATE: 04/18/19

An employee was using a sledgehammer to remove a bearing from a completed wheel set. A piece of metal broke off the sledgehammer and penetrated the employee’s bicep.

Report ID 2019043989  
Date 04/18/2019  
UPA 1447446  
Primary NAICS 488210  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 421 Upper arm(s)
Source 9413 Metal chips, particles
Secondary Source 7154 Sledges, sledgehammers
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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