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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at C & D Scrap Metal Recyclers in Houston, Texas

DATE: 02/13/20

An employee was using a shear to cut through a piece of iron. When the shear cut through, the piece of metal flew back and struck the employee in the back. He sustained a concussion, skull fracture, and a fractured rib.

Report ID 2020021430  
Date 02/13/2020  
UPA 1544555  
Primary NAICS 423930  
Nature 1681 Skull fracture and intracranial injury
Part of Body 111 Brain
Source 451 Metal sheets, ingots, bars-nonstructural
Secondary Source 3512 Shearing machines
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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