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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Bonner Carrington, LLC in Houston, Texas

DATE: 11/07/16

The employee went to a 5-drawer office cabinet and pulled the top drawer open. The two drawers on the bottom came out at the same time the top drawer was open and the entire cabinet fell over and landed on the employee. The employee injured her hip and sustained lacerations to her legs and upper body.

Report ID 20161110471  
Date 11/07/2016  
UPA 1154383  
Primary NAICS 623990  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 341 Hip(s)
Source 2212 Cabinets, cases-display, storage
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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