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Report: Struck, caught, or crushed in other collapsing structure or equipment at CAPFORM, INC. in Austin, Texas

DATE: 04/23/20

Two employees were taking cross-braces off a shoring tower and handing them to a third employee at the base of the frame. They were working from the top down, and had removed the braces from the top two sections; as they began to remove the braces from the bottom section, the tower tipped over and landed on the employee on the ground. The employee suffered three broken vertebrae and three dislocated vertebrae in the back.

Report ID 2020043764  
Date 04/23/2020  
UPA 1579145  
Primary NAICS 238110  
Nature 1834 Fractures and dislocations
Part of Body 328 Multiple back regions
Source 6359 Towers, poles, n.e.c.
Event 655 Struck, caught, or crushed in other collapsing structure or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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