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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at R2 Corporation in Houston, Texas

DATE: 10/22/18

An employee was loading an order of office chairs onto the second level of a semi-trailer truck, which required other employees to pass the chairs up to him so he could roll them back across plywood flooring that he was sitting on. He then attempted to stand up on the edge of the sheet of plywood when the plywood shifted and tilted vertically, causing him to fall approximately 4.5 feet to the wooden floor of the trailer. He landed on his back, head, and neck. His head struck the floor, bounced up, and struck the floor again as it came down. He sustained back, neck, and other bodily injuries, requiring hospitalization.

Report ID 20181010909  
Date 10/22/2018  
UPA 1394845  
Primary NAICS 423930  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 80 Multiple body parts, unspecified
Source 8421 Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck
Secondary Source 4152 Plywood, wood paneling; particle, chip, flake board
Event 4331 Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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