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Report: Fall on same level due to tripping over an object at Caterpillar Inc. in Victoria, Texas

DATE: 11/01/17

An employee was walking in an assembly building.
A steel cover plate covering a one-foot channel, which runs the length of the building, was raised about two millimeters above the floor surface. The employee’s foot became caught on the steel plate, causing the employee to fall on the left arm and shoulder. The employee suffered a fractured left humerus.

Report ID 20171110539  
Date 11/01/2017  
UPA 1280505  
Primary NAICS 333120  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 421 Upper arm(s)
Source 6629 Floor, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 4919 Caps, lids, covers, n.e.c.
Event 4213 Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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