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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at Momentive Performance Materials Inc in Texas City, Texas

DATE: 04/21/19

An employee changed the gasket on top of a reactor and was descending from the top of the reactor (20 feet above ground) on a fixed ladder. At around 5 feet, the employee slipped and fell off the ladder, hitting the ground. The employee suffered a fractured L4 vertebra and a compressed disc.

Report ID 2019044054  
Date 04/21/2019  
UPA 1447642  
Primary NAICS 325211  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 322 Lumbar region
Source 741 Ladders-fixed
Secondary Source 660 Floors, walkways, ground surfaces, unspecified
Event 4331 Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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