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Report: Struck by object or equipment, unspecified at JW Powerline, LLC in Kermit, Texas

DATE: 11/24/19

Employees had replaced old poles with new ones and then went back to the yard to take the old poles off the truck using tongs. The tongs shredded a pole and part of the pole bounced up striking an employee in the stomach. The employee was hospitalized with internal bleeding due to a lacerated liver.

Report ID 20191112180  
Date 11/24/2019  
UPA 1521596  
Primary NAICS 237130  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 330 Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 6352 Utility and telephone poles
Secondary Source 3499 Material and personnel handling machinery, n.e.c.
Event 620 Struck by object or equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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