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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Plitt Crane & Equipment Inc. in Brownsville, Texas

DATE: 02/12/19

An employee was operating a differential crane weighing 300 pounds. He placed a clamp to secure the crane onto the cable. The clamp came undone and the crane fell onto the employee’s left leg breaking it. The employee was hospitalized for treatment.

Report ID 2019021593  
Date 02/12/2019  
UPA 1426091  
Primary NAICS 238990  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 510 Leg(s), unspecified
Source 3430 Cranes, unspecified
Secondary Source 4211 Clamps, couplings
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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