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Report: Other fall to lower level, unspecified at H-E-B Grocery Company, LP in Laredo, Texas

DATE: 01/14/18

An employee was on a ladder cutting a tree branch with an electric saw when the branch swung and struck the ladder, causing him to fall to the ground and strike his head on the concrete curb. He suffered a head injury, sprained right shoulder, and broken neck vertebrae.

Report ID 2018010440  
Date 01/14/2018  
UPA 1300473  
Primary NAICS 445110  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 20 Neck, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 7420 Movable ladders, unspecified
Secondary Source 5873 Limbs, branches-unattached
Event 4330 Other fall to lower level, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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