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Report: Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet at CHIEF FIRE SYSTEMS in Magnolia, Texas

DATE: 05/16/16

An employee was attempting to tighten bolts on a sprinkler system used for fire suppression when a gasket ruptured, causing water under pressure to flow out and strike him. He then fell 16.5 feet from his ladder to the concrete floor below. He suffered facial scrapes, an orbital bone fracture above the left eye, a left shoulder fracture, a left rib fracture, a sacrum bone fracture on the left side, a collapsed lung on the left side, and a loss of consciousness.

Report ID 2016054249  
Date 05/16/2016  
UPA 1092360  
Primary NAICS 238290  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 7420 Movable ladders, unspecified
Secondary Source 9254 Pressurized water-blast
Event 4334 Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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