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Report: Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c. at Cooper/Ports America, LLC in Galena Park, Texas

DATE: 09/19/17

An employee was operating a yard tractor when he turned sharply and made abrupt contact with some bundles of pipe. The yard tractor was picked up by the momentum and then slammed down, shaking the employee in the process. He suffered head lacerations and a broken vertebra, requiring hospitalization. PPE was worn at the time.

Report ID 2017098986  
Date 09/19/2017  
UPA 1265609  
Primary NAICS 488320  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 8629 Industrial vehicle, material hauling and transport-powered, n.e.c
Secondary Source 2131 Bundles, bales
Event 2729 Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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