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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at Johnson Drilling in Anna, Texas
An employee was servicing a small water well rig and was on the deck, which is about 4 feet from the ground. He put the rig in gear and then fell. His pants became caught in the drive line, which burned his right-side upper torso. He was hospitalized with burns and lacerations.
|Nature||1520||Heat (thermal) burns, unspecified|
|Part of Body||310||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders|
|Source||3241||Drilling machines, drilling augers|
|Secondary Source||3241||Drilling machines, drilling augers|
|Event||4331||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet|
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