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Report: Climbing or stepping up or down-single episode at Targa Resources in Mont Belvieu, Texas

DATE: 11/16/15

An employee was walking toward his truck. When he stepped down to the ground from the sidewalk with his right leg, he felt a pop. He fell to his knees and could not stand up, experiencing tingling and loss of feeling in both legs. He suffered a serious muscle strain to both quadriceps.

Report ID 2015118672  
Date 11/16/2015  
UPA 1038752  
Primary NAICS 325120  
Nature 1233 Strains
Part of Body 511 Thigh(s)
Source 562 Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker
Secondary Source 6640 Sidewalks, paths, outdoor walkways, unspecified
Event 7313 Climbing or stepping up or down-single episode
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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