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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Kayoi Steel Group America in Vinton, Texas

DATE: 03/04/20

After recharging the furnace, there was an explosion inside the furnace. An employee was hit by a hot piece of scrap metal that flew out of the furnace while he was using the lance. The scrap metal struck the employee in the left shoulder near the arm pit.

Report ID 2020032116  
Date 03/04/2020  
UPA 1549983  
Primary NAICS 331511  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 41 Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)
Source 945 Scrap metal
Secondary Source 3533 Forging machinery
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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