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Report: Fall from collapsing structure or equipment less than 6 feet at Southern Star, Inc. in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

DATE: 11/30/16

An employee was at a customer’s house, walking up to the front door when the wooden stairs broke. The employee’s foot went through the broken stairs to the ground and he felt a pinch in his lower back. The employee tried to get up and walk, but he could not and fell to the ground. The employee was hospitalized overnight for a lower back injury.

Report ID 20161111187  
Date 11/30/2016  
UPA 1160613  
Primary NAICS 811213  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 322 Lumbar region
Source 6612 Stairs, steps-outdoors
Event 4311 Fall from collapsing structure or equipment less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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