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Report: Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 21 to 25 feet at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas

DATE: 05/31/18

An employee was on a lift changing a lightbulb when the lift tipped over. The employee fell approximately 25 feet to the floor, breaking a rib and the L1 vertebra.

Report ID 2018055327  
Date 05/31/2018  
UPA 1346226  
Inspection 1322235  
Primary NAICS 611310  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 38 Multiple trunk locations
Source 3460 Elevators, hoists, aerial lifts, personnel platforms-except truck-mounted, unspecified
Secondary Source 6629 Floor, n.e.c.
Event 4315 Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 21 to 25 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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