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Accident: 202509915 - Employee Punctures Forearm When Struck By Utility Knife

Accident: 202509915 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 05/19/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31681764206/06/20132082Anheuser-Busch, Llc
On May 19, 2013, Employee #1 was using a utility knife to cut open plastic containers for recycling. When the knife blade moved away from the container, it failed to retract and struck the employee's left forearm. Employee #1 was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for a punctured artery with antibiotics. The employee was hospitalized for twenty-four hours.
Keywords: knife, forearm, intermodal container, struck by, artery, blade, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316817642 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Stock and inventory clerks

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