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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Betco Scaffolding in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 12/18/15

Employees were dismantling a system scaffold 20 feet in the air. When one of the employees removed a gravity pin that was holding a coupling pin for a scaffold leg, the leg released and fell 20 feet below striking another employee on the right arm above the elbow and on his right middle finger. The employee was hospitalized with a puncture wound above the elbow and a broken right finger.

Report ID 2015129599  
Date 12/18/2015  
UPA 1048366  
Primary NAICS 238910  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 4819 Hand(s) and arm(s), n.e.c.
Source 4123 Metal pipes, tubing
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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