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Report: Fall on same level due to tripping over an object at Tealstone in Rowlett, Texas

DATE: 12/01/17

An employee was walking across a job site looking for rebar when he tried to get on a 15-inch-high concrete slab. He then tripped and fell on the edge of the slab, which had a bolt sticking out of it, fracturing four ribs and lacerating his chest.

Report ID 20171211435  
Date 12/01/2017  
UPA 1289869  
Primary NAICS 236115  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 6639 Ground, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 4114 Structural stones or slabs, n.e.c.
Event 4213 Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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