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