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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Wood Group USA, Inc. in Seminole, Texas

DATE: 02/03/20

An employee was building an electrical rack (support rack) with an 8′ by 20′ steel plate (2,200 lbs.). The employee was helping to hold the plate vertically while a forklift driver was trying to turn it over when the forklift bumped the steel plate, causing it to fall on top of the employee’s legs. The employee suffered a broken right tibia, fibula, and femur.

Report ID 2020021104  
Date 02/03/2020  
UPA 1541835  
Inspection 1462971  
Primary NAICS 237120  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 5189 Multiple leg locations, n.e.c.
Source 4135 Metal plates, metal panels
Secondary Source 8621 Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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