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Accident: 92142.015 - Employee At Residential Facility Is Stabbed By Client

Accident: 92142.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 01/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1202758.01501/12/2017Northern Maine General
At 9:30 a.m. on January 9, 2017, an employee was working for a residential menta l health or substance abuse facility. He was getting a consumer (or client) read y to go to his morning program. The consumer did not want to go to the program. He told the employee that he would stab the employee if he had to go. The employ ee said the consumer had to go. He collected all the knives and hid them. The co nsumer found one anyway. He became angry and stabbed the employee in his back, i n the upper right shoulder. The knife went into the employee's lung. The knife p unctured the lung and caused blood clots. The employee was hospitalized for two or more days.
Keywords: back, blood clot, knife, lung, shoulder, workplace violence
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1202758.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Health aides, except nursing

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