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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Pharr, Texas

DATE: 09/22/17

An employee was inspecting the inside of a cargo truck at a loading dock when the truck driver began to drive away, causing the employee to fall off the dock. He broke his left ankle and injured his knee.

Report ID 2017099137  
Date 09/22/2017  
UPA 1267541  
Primary NAICS 921190  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 52 Ankle(s)
Source 6692 Ramps, loading docks, dock plates
Secondary Source 8420 Truck-motorized freight hauling and utility, unspecified
Event 4331 Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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