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Report: Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet at 2M Foundation Drilling, Inc. in Mesquite, Texas

DATE: 04/20/20

An employee was standing at the edge of an approximately 48-inch diameter hole that was approximately 18 feet deep. The employee was using a winch cable off the back of a drilling rig with a hook on it, attempting to retrieve a shovel that had fallen into the hole, when he lost his footing and fell approximately 18 feet to the bottom of the hole. He broke his right leg in two places with possible additional injuries to the left leg.

Report ID 2020043632  
Date 04/20/2020  
UPA 1575835  
Inspection 1472999  
Primary NAICS 238910  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 510 Leg(s), unspecified
Source 610 Confined spaces, unspecified
Secondary Source 610 Confined spaces, unspecified
Event 4334 Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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