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Report: Contact with objects and equipment, unspecified at PAT Tank in Port Arthur, Texas
An employee was helping to move rafters to build a cone on a tank. One of the rafters was hooked onto a tractor. When the employee went to pull the rafter, the joint of the rafter caught the rafter below it, which then slid and put the employee in a pinch point and the line of fire. As a result, the employee broke two bones above her left ankle (tibia and fibula) and three bones in her left foot.
|Part of Body
|Foot(feet) and leg(s), n.e.c.
|Building materials, unspecified
|Contact with objects and equipment, unspecified
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