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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Elwood Machining and Welding in Houston, Texas

DATE: 01/26/16

An employee was pulling a cart (with caster wheels) that was carrying a 500-pound magnet. The caster wheel became caught on the concrete expansion gap, causing the cart and magnet to tip and fall on the employee. His trachea was torn in half, the internal walls of his chest were injured, and his scalp was lacerated. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 2016010756  
Date 01/26/2016  
UPA 1057446  
Inspection 1121441  
Primary NAICS 332710  
Nature 189 Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 432 Hooks, shackles, magnets, clamshells
Secondary Source 871 Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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