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Report: Trip over an object without fall at Lexicon, Inc in Portland, Texas

DATE: 02/23/16

An employee was returning to her work area carrying a case of water bottles on her right shoulder. She was walking down a catwalk and came to a 4-step elevation change. As she walked down the steps, her left foot became entangled in some air hose, causing her to lose her balance. As she stepped down with her right foot to regain her balance, she stepped on more air hose, which caused her ankle to roll. When she brought her left foot back up, all of her weight went onto her right ankle. She dislocated her ankle and fractured her tibia and fibula.

Report ID 2016021653  
Date 02/23/2016  
UPA 1066271  
Inspection 1128859  
Primary NAICS 238120  
Nature 1834 Fractures and dislocations
Part of Body 5839 Ankle(s) and leg(s), n.e.c.
Source 562 Bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker
Secondary Source 2122 Hoses
Event 4123 Trip over an object without fall
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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