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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet at Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc. in Bishop, Texas

DATE: 03/08/17

Two employees were removing a plywood cover over the vault for a pad mount transformer. One employee stepped forward while lifting and fell into the 3-foot deep hole. The employee sustained a fractured mandible, broken teeth and lacerations to his face.

Report ID 2017032178  
Date 03/08/2017  
UPA 1189845  
Primary NAICS 238190  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 138 Multiple face locations
Source 659 Structural elements, n.e.c.
Event 4321 Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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