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Report: Fall on same level, n.e.c. at Tessco Energy Services, Inc. in Sterling City, Texas

DATE: 10/17/17

An employee was standing and supervising the take-down of a pole and lines when the pole cracked, broke in half, and fell toward the employee. The employee avoided being struck by the pole but fell to the ground, suffering broken ribs, a broken pelvis, and a collapsed lung.

Report ID 2017109983  
Date 10/17/2017  
UPA 1275046  
Primary NAICS 237130  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 6639 Ground, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 6352 Utility and telephone poles
Event 429 Fall on same level, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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