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Accident: 201051505 - Employee Sustained Injuries When Struck By Metal Ring

Accident: 201051505 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 05/22/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12617453106/11/19983325Shultz Steel Company
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 1998, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic helper, was involved in an accident. Employee #1 was employed by the Shultz Steel Company located in Southgate, CA. The accident happened in the forging department when a titanium metal ring, weighing about 700 lb, cracked, came loose, and hit Employee #1 from the back at his left shoulder. As a result, Employee #1 was pushed forward with his face down, hitting the top of the cabinet in front of him. Employee #1 was hospitalized. The doctors' report indicated that Employee #1 sustained laceration of the mid lower lip, soft tissue injury to the left posterior/superior chest area, fracture to the left scapula, and fracture to the nasal bone. After treatment and observation, Employee #1 was released from the hospital on May 25, 1998.
Keywords: chest, fracture, shoulder, ring, nose, laceration, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126174531 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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