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Report: Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet at SOUTHWEST STEEL PROCESSING, LLC in Newport, Arkansas

DATE: 08/09/15

An employee climbed a ladder to put a chain on the trim press. On the way up the ladder, the employee opened the electrical box of the trim press to make sure nothing was wrong with the electrical box. He did not close the door of the electrical box after checking it, but continued up the ladder to replace the chain. On the way down the ladder, after he changed the chain, the employee grazed the electrical box with his shoulder, shocking him and causing him to fall approximately six feet.

Report ID 2015085595  
Date 08/09/2015  
UPA 1009038  
Primary NAICS 331111  
Nature 10 Traumatic injuries and disorders, unspecified
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 740 Ladders, unspecified
Secondary Source 4417 Switchboards, switches, fuses
Event 4331 Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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