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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified at National Oilwell Varco, L.P. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 03/19/18

Employees were disassembling a blowout preventer. During the process, one of the employees was attempting to investigate a blockage when the 500-pound BOP dropped onto his right arm between the wrist and elbow. He received a laceration and a fracture, requiring hospitalization.

Report ID 2018032686  
Date 03/19/2018  
UPA 1319779  
Inspection 1303052  
Primary NAICS 541380  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 423 Forearm(s)
Source 423 Valves, nozzles
Event 6230 Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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