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Report: Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet at German Pellets Louisiana, LLC in Urania, Louisiana

DATE: 10/20/16

An employee was in an aerial lift washing down plant equipment with a fire hose. The fire hose became tangled in the aerial lift causing it to tip over and the employee fell 16 feet to the ground. The employee was hospitalized for a head injury, a collapsed lung and a laceration on the throat.

Report ID 2016109878  
Date 10/20/2016  
UPA 1148448  
Primary NAICS 999999  
Nature 160 Intracranial injuries, unspecified
Part of Body 111 Brain
Source 3467 Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted
Secondary Source 2122 Hoses
Event 4334 Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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