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Report: Fall on same level due to tripping over an object at Discount Tire in Victoria, Texas

DATE: 05/22/15

The employee was in the mezzanine pulling tires for a vehicle that was being serviced. While walking to the mezzanine stairs, he stepped inside of a tire. As he raised his foot to walk, his heel got caught causing him to lose balance. He landed on his right knee. The employee felt he could continue working and did not request medical attention. He worked the remainder of his shift. Three weeks later the employee was admitted to the hospital for an infection to the injured knee.

Report ID 2015053109  
Date 05/22/2015  
UPA 986107  
Primary NAICS 423130  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 512 Knee(s)
Source 6620 Floor, unspecified
Secondary Source 4813 Tires, except bike
Event 4213 Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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