Question: A maintenance employee is doing some of his regular landscaping duties around the edge of a company’s property trimming bushes. Some of the bushes have thorns and one of the limb’s thorns catches the employee on the inside of his forearm. The employee can see the thorn poking out of his skin, so he removes it and goes about the rest of his workday. Days later, his forearm is red and swollen. He reports the injury and is seen by a doctor that extracts a small piece of the thorn that was left behind. The doctor prescribes the employee antibiotics to fight the infection. Is it recordable?
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