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Wrist Injury

An employee was moving multiple cases of paper during his task.  He was placing it onto a pallet for easier transportation to the client.  He was grabbing the cases of paper by the plastic strap and placing onto the pallet.  The employee grabbed the plastic strap with his right hand and had his left hand positioned under the bottom of the box, the plastic strap broke causing the weight of the box to transfer to his left hand and bent his wrist back.

1.    Utilize the correct method of transport, plastic strap are not sufficient to hold the weight.

2.    Know the location of your extremities, this could have fallen onto his foot or caused other injuries.

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