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Accident: 201069986 - Piece Of Metal Ricochets Into Employee'S Eye

Accident: 201069986 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/07/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12587908006/28/20067538Onsite Fleet And Forklift
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on June 7, 2006, Employee #1, a heavy equipment mechanic, was attempting to loosen a metal roller on a trailer truck's axle and braking system using a hammer. After hammering the metal roller, a piece of the metal roller broke loose, ricocheted off the axle, and lodged itself in his right eye. Employee #1 was not wearing eye protection during these activities, which would have prevented the accident from occurring. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where surgery was performed to remove the metal fragment from his eye.
Keywords: eye, automotive repair, ppe, roller--mach/part, struck by, flying object, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125879080 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Heavy equipment mechanics

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