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Accident Summary Nr: 115677.015 - Worker Washing Hands Suffers Infection From Metal Shavings

Accident Summary Nr: 115677.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/25/2018
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name

Abstract: At 3:30 p.m. on October 25, 2018, an employee was working for a metropolitan dep artment of water and power. He was washing his hands in a washing facility rente d by his employer. There were no paper towels, so the employee wiped his hands o n his pants. When he wiped his hands, they were abraded by metal shavings that w ere on his pants. Over the next few days, the abrasions became infected. The emp loyee was hospitalized for more than twenty-four hours for treatment. The metal shavings had cut through the skin.

Keywords: abrasion, cleaning, clothing, hand, infection, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 1374407.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

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