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Report: Other fall to lower level, unspecified at Southwest Airlines in Kenner, Louisiana

DATE: 11/05/17

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.

Report ID 20171110655  
Date 11/05/2017  
UPA 1282395  
Primary NAICS 481111  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 6349 Scaffolds-staging, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 3460 Elevators, hoists, aerial lifts, personnel platforms-except truck-mounted, unspecified
Event 4330 Other fall to lower level, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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