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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at Cheetah Transportation in Channelview, Texas

DATE: 05/24/17

An employee was unloading a pallet from the bed of a pickup truck. The employee went to grab shrink-wrapping to pull the pallet back. The shrink-wrapping failed and the employee fell from the truck bed and landed on his head, fracturing his skull.

Report ID 2017054688  
Date 05/24/2017  
UPA 1219347  
Primary NAICS 484122  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 113 Skull
Source 8431 Pickup truck
Secondary Source 473 Plastic wrap
Event 4331 Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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