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Report: Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet at Brown and Root Industrial Services LTD in Donaldsonville, La

DATE: 08/19/20

An employee was performing repairs to the fan deck in a cooling tower. Upon entry into the cooling tower, the platform failed and the employee fell approximately 50 feet to the concrete basin at the bottom of the tower. The employee was hospitalized for three fractured vertebrae in the back, fractured tibia bones in both legs, a left elbow fracture, injuries to both knees, internal bleeding, bruised lungs, a concussion, lacerations to the head, and nerve impingement (back).

Report ID 20200810349  
Date 08/19/2020  
UPA 1703967  
Primary NAICS 811310  
Nature 189 Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 6359 Towers, poles, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 6629 Floor, n.e.c.
Event 4317 Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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