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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at Works of Art Irrigation & Lanscape Services in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 04/14/17

An employee was unloading large trees from the top of an 18-wheeler when the strap came loose from the backhoe digging arm. The arm then swung and hit him in the left upper body, causing him to fall 4 feet to the ground. He suffered broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a broken collarbone, and a head abrasion.

Report ID 2017043404  
Date 04/14/2017  
UPA 1202162  
Primary NAICS 561730  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 8421 Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck
Secondary Source 3211 Backhoes, trackhoes
Event 4331 Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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