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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC in Stanton, Tx

DATE: 08/08/20

An employee swung a sledge hammer to hit a hammer union. The sledge hammer missed and caused the employee to lose balance and fall approximately 3 feet, hitting his back on a mud pump module and suction pipe. The employee sustained fractures to the L2, L3, and L4 vertebrae.

Report ID 2020087510  
Date 08/08/2020  
UPA 1643038  
Primary NAICS 213111  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 322 Lumbar region
Source 9999 Nonclassifiable
Secondary Source 3797 Pumps
Event 4331 Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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