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Report: Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c. at Performance Contractors, Inc. in Lake Charles, Louisiana

DATE: 11/21/19

An employee was performing rigging operations when a headache ball (overhaul hook ball) became caught on an I-beam. When the employee freed the headache ball, it made contact with the employee’s left foot. The steel toe on the employee’s boot pressed down on the big toe, requiring stitches and hospitalization.

Report ID 20191112104  
Date 11/21/2019  
UPA 1522788  
Inspection 1466684  
Primary NAICS 237120  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 532 Toes(s), toenail(s)
Source 432 Hooks, shackles, magnets, clamshells
Secondary Source 6551 Girders, beams, structural steel
Event 6269 Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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