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Report: Fall, slip, trip, unspecified at Performance Blasting & Coatings, L.P. in Port Arthur, Texas

DATE: 01/01/17

An employee was blasting angles inside the cargo tank on the upper level of a scaffold. A 6-inch pipe approximately 24 inches above the scaffold deck was running horizontally behind him. During the process, he stepped backwards, lost his balance and fell backwards over the pipe as pressure remained on the hose. His legs went in the air during the fall the blaster blasted his right leg below the knee. The employee suffered a deep laceration and injection injury to his lower right leg.

Report ID 2017010029  
Date 01/01/2017  
UPA 1169902  
Inspection 1202085  
Primary NAICS 238320  
Nature 138 Multiple types of open wounds
Part of Body 513 Lower leg(s)
Source 6340 Scaffolds-staging, unspecified
Event 40 Fall, slip, trip, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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