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Report: Fall on same level due to tripping over an object at Walmart Supercenter 1801 in Arlington, Texas

DATE: 08/04/19

An employee’s foot got stuck in some shrink wrap that was hanging off a vendor’s pallet. He tripped, hitting his head on another pallet and suffering a head laceration and fractured vertebrae.

Report ID 2019087978  
Date 08/04/2019  
UPA 1484228  
Primary NAICS 452990  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 660 Floors, walkways, ground surfaces, unspecified
Secondary Source 473 Plastic wrap
Event 4213 Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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