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fall from (something)

To drop from something at some height. Unfortunately, when Susan opened the door, a pile of snow fell from the roof and hit her. I'm sure the glass didn't just fall from the table—the cat probably knocked it over.
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fall from someone or something

to fall off of someone or something. The books fell from the top shelf in the earthquake. The eggs rolled and fell from the counter and broke on the floor.
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Diomed then threw, and his spear sped not in vain, for it hit Phegeus on the breast near the nipple, and he fell from his chariot.
He hit him with a stone upon the elbow, and the reins, enriched with white ivory, fell from his hands into the dust.
Among fatal falls, 33 (52%) workers fell from a height of >30 feet (9 meters), and 22 (35%) fell from the derrick board, the elevated work platform located in the derrick (structure used to support machinery on a drilling rig).
Among 56 cases in which the location of the fall was known, 22 (35%) victims fell from the derrick board (Figure 1).
The majority of oil and gas extraction workers who died from a fall during 2005-2014 worked for a drilling contractor and fell from a height of >30 feet (9 meters).
All falls to a lower level from greater than 30 feet were recorded as "more than 30 feet." The object or structure the worker fell from (roof, ladder, etc.) was captured not by the event code but by the source code.
* 55.8 percent fell from roofs and 19.2 percent fell from ladders; and
Earnings on variable annuities are based on assets under management, and they fell from a high of $974 billion in 1999 to $796 billion in 2002, according to NAVA.
For example, the cost of a half-gallon of milk fell from 39 minutes in 1919 to 16 minutes in 1950 to 10 minutes in 1975 to seven minutes in 1997.
By that measure, the work-time cost of new homes fell from 7.8 hours in 1920 to 6.5 hours in 1956 and five hours in 1970.
The Health Inspector's notes show, and Rokowsky confirmed, that the child fell from a master bedroom window.
When it was removed, she fell from her wheelchair three times, and a Posey-type vest restraint was employed.
For example, in Atlanta, income fell from 37% in 1973 to 25.7% in 1990; in Los Angeles, the percentage dropped from 70.90/o to 61.1% over the same period, and Birmingham's share of metro personal income declined from 80.7% in 1979 to 76.3% in 1990.
Comparatively, the city's share of stores fell from 40.4% to 32.4%, while retail sales plunged from 33.9% to 25.8%.