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Report: Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker at CVS in El Paso, Texas

DATE: 09/10/19

An employee was lifting a case of eight 1-gallon water jugs when the case fell on his right foot. Suffering from swelling (as well as what appeared to be an insect bite) on the foot, he was hospitalized.

Report ID 2019099429  
Date 09/10/2019  
UPA 1499799  
Primary NAICS 446110  
Nature 1973 Swelling, inflammation, irritation-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 530 Foot (feet), unspecified
Source 2212 Cabinets, cases-display, storage
Event 6231 Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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