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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening, unspecified at W Baker Steel LLC in Hitchcock, Texas

DATE: 04/13/20

An employee was about to remove the stair tower so that he and other crew members could replace it with a new tower. He was at the stair landing between the bottom floor and the second floor. He stepped up the first stair tread. The angle clip that held the tread in place was rotted. The employee fell through the stairs to the ground, breaking his right leg.

Report ID 2020043353  
Date 04/13/2020  
UPA 1570904  
Primary NAICS 332312  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 510 Leg(s), unspecified
Source 6610 Stairs, steps, unspecified
Secondary Source 4197 Structural hardware, n.e.c.
Event 4320 Fall through surface or existing opening, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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