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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Railworks Track Systems in Miles, Texas

DATE: 10/29/16

An employee was using a spike maul to set a steel spike in a wooden tie. The spike maul struck the steel joint bar and the impact broke a small piece of steel off the joint bar. The small piece of steel struck the employee in the right eye.

Report ID 20161010178  
Date 10/29/2016  
UPA 1151441  
Primary NAICS 237990  
Nature 1973 Swelling, inflammation, irritation-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 132 Eye(s)
Source 9413 Metal chips, particles
Secondary Source 4132 Bars, rods, reinforcing bar (rebar)
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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