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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at SOUTHERN VALVE SERVICE, INC. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

DATE: 09/27/16

An employee was using a lathe to machine a part, which was approximately 6″ wide, 5″ long, and 16 pounds, when the part came out of the lathe and impacted his abdomen.

Report ID 2016099247  
Date 09/27/2016  
UPA 1144192  
Inspection 1182908  
Primary NAICS 423830  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 330 Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 40 Parts and materials, unspecified
Secondary Source 3551 Metalworking lathes
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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