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Report: Fall on same level due to tripping over an object at Sovereign Builders, Inc. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 08/15/18

An employee was moving a fiberglass extension ladder along the side of a building when his foot became caught on a wooden stake protruding from the ground, causing him to fall. When he fell, his other foot became tangled between the first and second rungs of the ladder, and he suffered compound fractures of the right tibia and fibula.

Report ID 2018088369  
Date 08/15/2018  
UPA 1347011  
Primary NAICS 236220  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 513 Lower leg(s)
Source 6639 Ground, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 4155 Wooden stakes
Event 4213 Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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