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Report: Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway at Luke Horn Electric in Sherman, Texas

DATE: 06/13/17

An employee was operating a trencher near a trench when the ground gave way. The trencher and the employee rolled down into the trench. The employee suffered three broken ribs and a chest laceration.

Report ID 2017065426  
Date 06/13/2017  
UPA 1229667  
Inspection 1240799  
Primary NAICS 238210  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 3215 Trenchers
Secondary Source 611 Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations
Event 2731 Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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