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Report: Other fall to lower level, unspecified at American Abatement LLC in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 02/05/19

An employee was working from a ladder to remove ductwork from the ceiling. He snipped a hanger on one end at the joint and the duct joint gave way, causing the ductwork to drop at one end and swing back, striking the ladder at the base. This knocked the ladder out from under him, and he fell to the floor, landing on his hands and knees at an angle. He broke his arm, fractured his elbow, and hurt his knee.

Report ID 2019021300  
Date 02/05/2019  
UPA 1425233  
Primary NAICS 562910  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 4281 Elbow(s) and arms(s)
Source 7420 Movable ladders, unspecified
Secondary Source 4122 Ducts
Event 4330 Other fall to lower level, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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