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Accident: 112074.015 - Worker Loses Eye After It Is Struck By Baling Wire

Accident: 112074.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 11/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1366566.01512/17/2018Costco Wholesale Corporation
At 9:15 a.m. on November 26, 2018, an employee was working at a warehouse club o r supercenter. He was using 18-gauge metal baling wire to secure a bale of cardb oard. The bale of cardboard was in a compactor. As he was feeding the baling wir e into the compactor, the wire struck the employee in his left eye. He initially sustained a laceration, and he was hospitalized for fifteen hours. The left eye later became infected and had to be removed.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, baler, equipment operator, eye, flying object, infection, laceration, ppe, struck by, wire line
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1366566.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Stock and inventory clerks

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