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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Harsco Metals & Minerals in Midlothian, Texas

DATE: 03/23/19

An employee was cutting a steel beam, about 15 feet long and weighing about 5,000 pounds. The beam reacted to the heat and split in half lengthwise, landing on top of the employee. The employee suffered two broken ankles, a broken knee, and four to six broken ribs.

Report ID 2019033042  
Date 03/23/2019  
UPA 1438654  
Inspection 1387748  
Primary NAICS 327992  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 4133 Beams-unattached metal
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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