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Report: Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet at Ryan Mertz Construction in Tyler, Texas

DATE: 05/04/17

An employee was working from a scaffold installing plywood sheets to the side of a building. The employee suffered a seizure and fell off the scaffolding approximately 12 feet to the ground below. The employee suffered facial and back injuries.

Report ID 2017054067  
Date 05/04/2017  
UPA 1211562  
Primary NAICS 238130  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 83 Head and trunk
Source 6340 Scaffolds-staging, unspecified
Secondary Source 561 Bodily conditions of injured, ill worker
Event 4333 Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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