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Q45 - Amputated Earlobe


On a drilling rig, an oil field employee suffers an ear laceration that has taken off the lobe of his right ear. The ear is surgically repaired at the ER and the employee is released the same day. The incident took place on a Friday and the employee returned to work on his next scheduled shift without missing any time. The employee received prescription pain medicine during the procedure along with antibiotics. The stitches will be removed in one month. The doctor did not place any work restrictions on the employee. Is it recordable?

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