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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified at Home Depot USA in Houston, Texas

DATE: 02/19/17

An employee was picking up a pallet when a nearby wheelbarrow tipped over and struck the employee’s right ankle severing the Achilles tendon. The employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 2017021628  
Date 02/19/2017  
UPA 1184605  
Primary NAICS 444110  
Nature 1231 Major tears to muscles, tendons, ligaments
Part of Body 52 Ankle(s)
Source 874 Wheelbarrow
Event 6230 Struck by falling object or equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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