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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at Gulf Coast Express Carriers, Inc. in Geismar, Louisiana

DATE: 02/07/16

An employee was loading his trailer when he heard a hissing sound. He climbed the ladder to check the dome of the trailer, tightened the bolts and began to climb down the ladder. As he attempted to put his foot down on the second rung, he lost his footing and fell to the concrete below, fracturing his skull and suffering a concussion.

Report ID 2016021172  
Date 02/07/2016  
UPA 1062222  
Primary NAICS 484121  
Nature 1681 Skull fracture and intracranial injury
Part of Body 111 Brain
Source 8421 Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck
Event 4331 Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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