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Report: Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle at HEB Refrigerated Distribution Center in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 01/02/19

An employee was operating a double pallet jack, carrying plastic pallets. As he was dismounting, he put his hand on a stack of plastic pallets for balance. The momentum of the pallet jack caused the backrest to strike and mash his hand. When he pulled his hand away, he suffered a fracture to his middle finger and a laceration to his ring finger.

Report ID 2019010056  
Date 01/02/2019  
UPA 1413232  
Primary NAICS 493120  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 8623 Pallet jack-powered
Event 6213 Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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