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Report: Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c. at Wright's Tree Service, Inc. in Athens, Texas

DATE: 02/27/20

Employees were using a rope puller to load a broken chipper onto a flatbed trailer. When the rope puller was tensioned, the hook broke; the rope and broken hook rebounded, striking an employee. The employee suffered a broken right arm and internal bleeding.

Report ID 2020021908  
Date 02/27/2020  
UPA 1548284  
Primary NAICS 561730  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 420 Arm(s), unspecified
Source 432 Hooks, shackles, magnets, clamshells
Secondary Source 340 Material and personnel handling machinery, unspecified
Event 6269 Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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