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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified at Utility Contactors of America, Inc. in Lubbock, Texas

DATE: 05/30/17

An employee was in a trench using a machine to locate the end of a pipe. A cylinder came off the machine, and the machine bucket became detached and rolled down the trench, striking the employee. The employee suffered a broken right wrist, left leg laceration and torn muscles, and a right ankle laceration.

Report ID 2017054835  
Date 05/30/2017  
UPA 1221672  
Primary NAICS 237110  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 43 Wrist(s)
Source 4429 Machine and appliance parts, n.e.c.
Event 6230 Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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