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Report: Fall on same level due to tripping over an object at Century Link in Austin, Texas

DATE: 08/23/17

An employee located a ticket that required him to maneuver down an embankment under a highway overpass. A contractor then approached the area to have a discussion, so the employee proceeded down the embankment to speak with the contractor. About halfway down, he was stepping on a boulder when it shifted. His right foot twisted and broke, requiring hospitalization and surgery.

Report ID 2017088102  
Date 08/23/2017  
UPA 1256245  
Primary NAICS 517910  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 530 Foot (feet), unspecified
Source 6675 Embankments
Secondary Source 552 Boulders
Event 4213 Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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