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Report: Other fall to lower level, unspecified at Republic Service in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

DATE: 09/20/19

A driver climbed on top of a garbage truck to close the doghouse door on the compactor. He slipped and fell, suffering a broken right wrist, a compound fracture above his right elbow, and a dislocation to the elbow. He was hospitalized, requiring surgery.

Report ID 2019099865  
Date 09/20/2019  
UPA 1500739  
Primary NAICS 562111  
Nature 1834 Fractures and dislocations
Part of Body 4839 Wrist(s) and arm(s), n.e.c.
Source 8424 Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck
Secondary Source 660 Floors, walkways, ground surfaces, unspecified
Event 4330 Other fall to lower level, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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