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Report: Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part at Derrick Construction Company, Inc. in Point Comfort, Texas

DATE: 07/07/15

A crane was removing a heater from a platform. The heater was lifted up to tighten the chains before resuming the lift, but the heater stack (7 ft. pipe) broke off of the heater. The broken piece struck an employee, who suffered a severe concussion and broken bones in the neck.

Report ID 2015074402  
Date 07/07/2015  
UPA 999960  
Primary NAICS 237990  
Nature 1831 Fractures (except skull fractures) and concussions
Part of Body 81 Head and neck
Source 4123 Metal pipes, tubing
Secondary Source 3430 Cranes, unspecified
Event 6233 Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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