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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet at Gerdau Midlothian Mill in Midlothian, Texas

DATE: 03/06/17

An employee was walking on the grating when he slipped and fell. The grating gave way, causing the employee to fall an additional five feet. The employee landed on his legs fracturing the right leg in three places.

Report ID 2017032060  
Date 03/06/2017  
UPA 1189029  
Inspection 1217138  
Primary NAICS 331111  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 510 Leg(s), unspecified
Source 6694 Grates and drains in floor surface
Event 4321 Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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