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Report: Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet at A & W SHEET METAL, INC. in Crossett, Arkansas

DATE: 02/18/16

An employee was pulling a welder up to the catwalk with a rope when the left side of the catwalk railing broke, causing him to fall 25 feet to the ground below. His head hit a toolbox, and his back hit the platform railing. He was hospitalized with an L1 lumbar fracture and required staples for his head injury.

Report ID 2016021446  
Date 02/18/2016  
UPA 1064381  
Primary NAICS 532490  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 83 Head and trunk
Source 6346 Catwalks
Event 4335 Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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