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Report: Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet at Vinson Guard Service Inc in Port Allen, Louisiana

DATE: 02/21/17

The injured employee was about to inspect a docked vessel and was accessing the vessel through a gangplank. While on the gangplank, an employee of the docked vessel opened the hatch door which pushed the gangplank off the vessel. The injured employee fell 40 feet into the Mississippi River and suffered multiple injuries to her body.

Report ID 2017021672  
Date 02/21/2017  
UPA 1185371  
Primary NAICS 561612  
Nature 1978 Multiple nonspecified injuries and disorders
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 6699 Floors, walkways, ground surfaces, n.e.c.
Event 4337 Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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