DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-10-08Des MoinesIaU.S. Postal ServiceLower leg(s)Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway
An employee was operating a ride-on pallet jack near a loading dock. The pallet jack drove over an uneven surface, causing the pallet jack to eject the employee onto the floor. The employee suffered a broken lower right leg.
2021-09-15Des MoinesIaU.S. Postal ServiceMultiple body partsFall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee was on a workroom floor during a power outage, locking up a reasonable accommodation chair. The employee tripped on a guardrail that was lying on the floor, fell into another guardrail, and suffered a broken left shoulder and broken left-side ribs.
2020-04-06Des MoinesIowaWright Tree ServiceHead and trunkOther fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet
On April 6, 2020, an employee climbed a 25-foot pine tree to complete routine maintenance trimming on a two-phase powerline. The employee completed the work on the southwest side of the tree, passed through the center, and began to reposition to the northeast side of the tree. While the employee was repositioning, the limb that he had his work positioning lanyard attached to failed and the employee fell approximately 20 feet to the ground, landing on his back near the base of the tree. The emplo
2020-03-21Des MoinesIowaU.S. Postal ServiceAnkle(s)Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.
An employee had been dispatching APCs using a ride-on pallet jack and struck an I-beam. The employee was thrown from the pallet jack onto the floor and fractured their right ankle.
2020-02-02Des MoinesIowaDEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-VA CENTRAL IA HEALTH CARELeg(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee was walking into work from her car on 02/03/2020 when she slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot, fracturing her leg.
2019-01-24Des MoinesIowaU.S. POSTAL SERVICE Upper and lower limb(s)Exposure to environmental cold
A mail carrier had been delivering mail on their route and was hospitalized for frostnip to fingers and toes and for dehydration.
2018-05-27Des MoinesIowaU.S. POSTAL SERVICEHip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping
A rural mail carrier tripped and fell in a customer's driveway, suffering a broken hip.
2016-09-01Des MoinesIowaTMC TRANSPORTATIONLower leg(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was unloading a load on the bed of a trailer. The employee loosened the steel load binder which sprung loose and struck the employee. The employee's tibia and fibula were fractured.
2015-06-11Des MoinesIowaU.S. POSTAL SERVICEAnkle(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee at South Des Moines Station fell while delivering mail. He was walking down a slight grade when he slipped and fell on his ankle, breaking it in two places. He required surgery.
2015-05-19Des MoinesIowaDEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-VA CENTRAL IA HEALTH CARELower leg(s)Fall on same level while climbing stairs, steps, or curbs
An employee was walking in to work for the night shift at around 1400hrs and fell breaking the tibia and fibula of the right leg. The employee has been hospitalized. The employee doesn't recall exactly what happened, but believes that when stepping up onto a curb, a foot slipped off the curb resulting in the fall.
2015-02-10Des MoinesIowaDEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-VA CENTRAL IA HEALTH CAREBack, including spine, spinal cordOverexertion in lifting-multiple episodes
Employee in the HVAC maintenance department was lifting filter boxes. At some point, the employee's back became tight and the employee laid down to stretch it out. Employee was unable to get back up. An ambulance was called and the employee was transported to the hospital and held overnight.