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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Tower Extrusions in Wylie, Texas

DATE: 02/05/20

An employee was pulling a cart loaded with aluminum bars inside. A caster hung up on the floor and the cart tipped over onto his right leg. He suffered a broken right femur.

Report ID 2020021162  
Date 02/05/2020  
UPA 1541030  
Primary NAICS 331318  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 511 Thigh(s)
Source 871 Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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