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Report: Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet at Wayne Walch Drywall, Inc. in Smithville, Texas

DATE: 07/07/16

An employee was working from a ladder installed on the top of a scaffolding system when the ladder and scaffolding pushed away from the wall, causing the employee to fall approximately 20 feet. The employee suffered a broken neck and a concussion.

Report ID 2016076080  
Date 07/07/2016  
UPA 1111681  
Inspection 1162138  
Primary NAICS 238310  
Nature 1831 Fractures (except skull fractures) and concussions
Part of Body 81 Head and neck
Source 7420 Movable ladders, unspecified
Event 4334 Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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