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Accident: 202352159 - Grinding Wheel Strikes Employee Who Is Hospitalized

Accident: 202352159 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 07/11/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30677182507/14/20037549J & J Towing

On July 11, 2003, an employee working for a tow truck company was grinding off a metal pin on the wheel lift of a tow truck. The employee was struck in the right calf by a piece of abrasive grinding wheel that disintegrated during the operation. He was transported to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he was hospitalized and treated for lacerations and injured calf muscles...

Keywords: wheel, disintegrated, guard, mechanic, laceration, struck by, tow truck, flying object, abrasive wheel, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306771825 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Automobile mechanics

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