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Report: Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway at R & R Ditching Service, Inc. in Temple, Texas

DATE: 07/19/18

An employee was riding in the basket of a bucket truck placing cable from pole to pole. As the truck advanced slowly along the ground, it struck a hole. As the truck moved out of the hole, it rocked and the employee fell from the bucket to the ground. The employee sustained fractured vertebrae and a spinal injury.

Report ID 2018077321  
Date 07/19/2018  
UPA 1361450  
Primary NAICS 237130  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 8422 Boom truck, bucket or basket hoist truck
Secondary Source 660 Floors, walkways, ground surfaces, unspecified
Event 2736 Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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