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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet at Benito Garcia Construction in Texas City, Texas

DATE: 09/23/15

An employee was installing laminate on the roof when he stepped into a hole and fell approximately 20 feet. He fractured his left arm, dislocated his pelvis, and required left arm surgery.

Report ID 2015097014  
Date 09/23/2015  
UPA 1023194  
Inspection 1094723  
Primary NAICS 238160  
Nature 1834 Fractures and dislocations
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 6542 Existing roof openings, other than skylights
Event 4324 Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized No  
Amputation Yes  

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