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

DATE: 03/26/20

An employee was unrolling waterproof conduit on a roof. He tripped over a fall protection anchor installed in the roof and fell backwards onto a 3-inch plumbing vent pipe that extended 14 inches above the roof. He suffered several cracked ribs.

Report ID 2020032784  
Date 03/26/2020  
UPA 1560040  
Primary NAICS 238210  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 6543 Roof surfaces other than roof edge
Secondary Source 779 Protective equipment, except clothing, n.e.c.
Event 4213 Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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