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Report: Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet at Marco Tulio Ortiz Chacon in San Marcos, Texas
An employee was picking trash and throwing it out over a balcony railing when the railing gave out. The employee and the railing fell approximately 20 feet to the ground. He fractured his right wrist, forearm, and leg.
|Part of Body
|Upper and lower limb(s)
|Porches, balconies, decks, patios
|Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet
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