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Report: Struck by object or equipment rolling freely at Cooper/Ports America, LLC in Houston, Texas

DATE: 09/24/18

An employee was taking inventory of pieces of round bar. The round bar was sitting on an incline and rolled off the storage timbers striking the employee’s legs fracturing both tibias.

Report ID 2018099852  
Date 09/24/2018  
UPA 1385010  
Primary NAICS 488320  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 513 Lower leg(s)
Source 4132 Bars, rods, reinforcing bar (rebar)
Event 6223 Struck by object or equipment rolling freely
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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