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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at Melton Electric, Inc. in Houston, Texas
An employee was removing a light enclosure. He was standing on a 8-foot A-frame ladder and was on the fifth step when he lost his balance and fell to the ground. He injured his left knee and was hospitalized for surgery.
|Nature||1972||Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury|
|Part of Body||512||Knee(s)|
|Event||4331||Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet|
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