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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Tyson Foods Inc. in Springdale, Arkansas

DATE: 07/05/17

An employee was attempting to change a motor on an air compressor unit that was non-operational. As he attempted to disconnect the air hose, the coupler blew apart and struck him in the back of the head. He suffered multiple fractures and head trauma.

Report ID 2017076138  
Date 07/05/2017  
UPA 1237126  
Primary NAICS 311615  
Nature 1681 Skull fracture and intracranial injury
Part of Body 111 Brain
Source 4211 Clamps, couplings
Secondary Source 3991 Air compressors
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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