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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Replacement Parts Inc. in Plaquemine, Louisiana

DATE: 08/07/19

An employee was on a ladder attempting to put a belt on an exhaust fan when the fan began spinning. The pulley popped out and hit him on the head, knocking him off the ladder. He suffered a cervical spinal cord injury.

Report ID 2019088100  
Date 08/07/2019  
UPA 1486002  
Inspection 1422166  
Primary NAICS 811412  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 320 Back, including spine, spinal cord, unspecified
Source 4423 Drums, pulleys, sheaves
Secondary Source 3312 Fans, blowers-wall, floor, ceiling, ventilation
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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