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Report: Other fall to lower level, unspecified at Southwest Airlines in Kenner, Louisiana
An employee was working on top of jet bridge stairs near a lift used for transporting items (bags, strollers) to the ground. The lift malfunctioned and fell approximately 9 feet to just about 1 foot from the ground. The employee fell from the platform onto the lift and rolled onto the concrete, suffering a broken collarbone, broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a cracked vertebra.
|Nature||1839||Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.|
|Part of Body||899||Multiple body parts, n.e.c.|
|Secondary Source||3460||Elevators, hoists, aerial lifts, personnel platforms-except truck-mounted, unspecified|
|Event||4330||Other fall to lower level, unspecified|
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