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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified at Howell Industries in Sulphur, Louisiana

DATE: 03/19/19

On 3-11-19, around 8 p.m., an employee was moving a sheet of 1/2″ plate from a water-cutting machine using an overhead crane. He tried to transfer the plate from the overhead crane to the forklift by placing the plate on its edge on the floor and moving the forklift close enough to switch the plate clamp from the overhead crane to the forklift. He lost control of the plate, which fell and struck his left leg. He was hospitalized with two fractures and ankle dislocations.

Report ID 20190313339  
Date 03/19/2019  
UPA 1584106  
Primary NAICS 332710  
Nature 1834 Fractures and dislocations
Part of Body 52 Ankle(s)
Source 4135 Metal plates, metal panels
Event 6230 Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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