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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified at Dynamic Environmental in Charlotte, Texas

DATE: 01/30/20

Two employees were rigging down a cellar pump line while another contractor was rigging down a standpipe line. While both operations were close to each other, the crews were working separately. The injured employee had attempted to stabilize the standpipe with a come-along and forklift prior to rigging the line down, but when one of the hammer unions broke loose, the entire line shifted out of the support stand and fell on his right leg just above his ankle. He was hospitalized with a fractured ankle.

Report ID 2020010992  
Date 01/30/2020  
UPA 1539423  
Primary NAICS 484230  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 52 Ankle(s)
Source 4120 Pipes, ducts, tubing, unspecified
Event 6230 Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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