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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Heart of Texas Mechanical Contracting in Brownwood, Texas

DATE: 04/01/16

An employee was working under the hood of a truck when the hood fell and dislocated a shelf on the wall. The shelf struck and punctured the employee’s lower back.

Report ID 2016042749  
Date 04/01/2016  
UPA 1078782  
Primary NAICS 541330  
Nature 133 Puncture wounds, except gunshot wounds
Part of Body 322 Lumbar region
Source 2217 Shelves, shelving
Secondary Source 6562 Walls
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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