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Accident: 143156.015 - Employee Loses Eye Disassembling Shear Attachment

Accident: 143156.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/10/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1574853.01501/27/2022Scrap Metal Processors

At 10:15 a.m. on January 10, 2022, an employee was disassembling a shear attachm ent from an excavator using a metal hammer. As the employee struck the attachmen t a piece of metal separated from the shear and struck the employee's left eye. The employee was not wearing his employer-issued safety goggles. The employee w as hospitalized to treat loss of his left eye.

Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, excavator, eye, hammer , metal strip, projectile, shear, struck against, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1574853.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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