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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Tennessee Valley Authority in Brentwood, Tennessee

DATE: 05/19/15

On or about 05/19/2015, a utility crew was pulling two sections of a utility pole together with come-a-longs. Each section of the pole has rigging plates attached. One of the rigging plates broke loose and struck the employee on the back resulting in a ruptured spleen that required inpatient care and surgery.

Report ID 2015053030  
Date 05/19/2015  
UPA 984800  
Primary NAICS 221122  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 4135 Metal plates, metal panels
Secondary Source 6352 Utility and telephone poles
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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