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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Chipotle #2630 in Port Arthur, Texas

DATE: 01/31/16

On January 31, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m., an employee was using a fryer to fry chips when the glass from the thermometer exploded and went into the employee’s right eye. The employee was hospitalized and had surgery.

Report ID 2016010932  
Date 01/31/2016  
UPA 1058795  
Primary NAICS 722511  
Nature 1973 Swelling, inflammation, irritation-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 132 Eye(s)
Source 9412 Broken glass, glass chips, or fibers
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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