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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified at R2 Corporation in Austin, Texas

DATE: 01/24/19

An employee was transferring materials using a dolly cart. As he was trying to load the cart on a weighing scale, it tipped over on top of him, lacerating his nose and lip and breaking his ankle.

Report ID 2019010880  
Date 01/24/2019  
UPA 1420210  
Primary NAICS 423930  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 52 Ankle(s)
Source 871 Cart, dolly, hand truck-nonpowered
Event 6230 Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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