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Report: Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet at Newton Welding Services, Inc. in Hutchins, Texas

DATE: 07/15/19

An employee was installing steel decking to the roof a warehouse while standing on a roof truss. The employee lost his footing and fell. He was wearing personal fall protection which included a full body harness, a D-ring extension, a retractable lanyard, and a beam anchor clamp. After falling approximately 21 feet, the retractable device caught and stopped his fall but then the D-ring extension’s threading failed and it broke. The employee then free-fell approximately 27 feet to the concrete floor. The employee was hospitalized with injuries including: the right knee shattered into twenty pieces, the right leg fractured in three places, fractures to the front of the skull/forehead, a broken nose, five teeth knocked out, and numerous facial lacerations.

Report ID 2019077130  
Date 07/15/2019  
UPA 1476873  
Inspection 1416338  
Primary NAICS 238120  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 6552 Roof trusses, joists
Secondary Source 6629 Floor, n.e.c.
Event 4337 Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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