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Report: Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet at Atec Steel, LLC. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 03/14/20

An employee was traveling upward on an aerial lift inside a tank. The lift stalled at a height of about 57 feet, then fell. The employee fell with the basket to the floor of the tank, breaking both feet and both ankles and suffering lacerations and five broken vertebrae.

Report ID 2020032439  
Date 03/14/2020  
UPA 1553296  
Inspection 1470183  
Primary NAICS 332420  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 80 Multiple body parts, unspecified
Source 3467 Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted
Secondary Source 660 Floors, walkways, ground surfaces, unspecified
Event 4317 Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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