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Report: Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet at Howard Energy Partners in Corpus Christi, Texas

DATE: 12/08/18

An employee was on the safety platform on top of a tank car tightening up the bolts on a hatch with a ratchet. While turning the ratchet, the socket came off the bolt causing the employee to fall backwards approximately 15 feet to the ground. The employee was hospitalized for a back injury.

Report ID 20181212613  
Date 12/08/2018  
UPA 1407568  
Inspection 1366497  
Primary NAICS 488330  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 320 Back, including spine, spinal cord, unspecified
Source 8240 Train, locomotive, rail car, unspecified
Secondary Source 660 Floors, walkways, ground surfaces, unspecified
Event 4333 Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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