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Accident: 131597.015 - Employee Fractures Back When Struck By Sand Plug

Accident: 131597.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 08/14/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1497534.01511/16/2020Superior Groundcover Inc.

At 11:00 a.m. on August 14, 2020, an employee was unplugging a sand feed tube. T he plug flew out of the line and struck the employee knocking him down a hill. T he employee fractured his vertebra from impact with the ground, requiring medica l treatment. The employee was not hospitalized.

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Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1497534.015 33 F Non Hospitalized injury

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