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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at Occidental Chemical Corporation in Geismar, Louisiana

DATE: 05/04/17

An employee was climbing a vertical metal ladder. When he stepped over a bar, he hit the back of his head, which caused him to fall backwards 1 to 1.5 feet, landing on the ground. He suffered nerve pain, bilateral arm weakness, and a pinched nerved in his neck.

Report ID 2017054075  
Date 05/04/2017  
UPA 1209739  
Primary NAICS 424690  
Nature 1131 Pinched nerve
Part of Body 20 Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 740 Ladders, unspecified
Event 4331 Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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