DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-07-28CambridgeMaJohn F. Shea Co. Inc.Chest, except internal location of diseases or disordersOther fall to lower level
An employee was descending a set of stairs that go from an access roof to a high penthouse roof. The employee slipped on wet plywood and fell off to the side of the stairs onto a roofing davit, landing on his left armpit and resulting in two broken ribs and a laceration to his left lung.
2021-07-26TennilleGaDURA-LINE CORPORATIONMultiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was restarting a plastic machine. Melted plastic got on his right arm, his armpit, and the right side of his torso. He suffered second-degree burns and was hospitalized.
2021-07-20AuburndaleFlCD Staffing, Inc.Shoulder(s) and backStruck by object or equipment
A temporary employee was using a blasting pressure hose with chemicals in the pulp area when the hose hit their left side on the upper back and left armpit area causing a laceration.
2021-03-30HoustonTxJesse MunozEye(s)Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet
A hardware installer was working on the fourth level of an apartment construction site. The employee was reaching for hardware that was on a forklift that had been raised to the fourth level and fell to the ground. The employee sustained a broken orbital bone, and lacerations to the face, torso, and right arm near the armpit.
2021-03-24AileyGaPike Electric LLCShoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Direct exposure to electricity
An employee was changing out porcelain bells to polymer bells on a single phase conductor and received an electrical shock, resulting in first degree burns under his right arm and second degree burns in his left armpit.
2021-02-04Fort LauderdaleFlFLORIDA POWER AND LIGHTShoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Other fall to lower level
An employee was in the rear of the property looking for an electric service handhole. The employee stepped onto a plastic stool bench in order to see over the fence. The employee lost his balance and suffered a puncture injury underneath the armpit from climbing spikes protruding from a communications pole.
2021-02-01DenverCoFIORE & SONS, INCAbdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersStruck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was assisting with assembling a trench box. A forklift was used to carry a 150-lb. steel spreader tube which was to be placed between the trench box sheets. The forklift tipped forward, causing the spreader tube to roll off the forks. The tube struck the ground and pivoted in a "baseball bat swing" movement, striking the employee on the left side of his torso below the armpit and also on the outside of his lower left leg. The employee sustained a broken rib, internal bleeding, bruisi
2020-07-15DennisonOhioMoorehead BrothersMultiple body partsIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
A fire occurred while an employee was transferring fuel from a larger tank to a smaller tank on a pickup truck. The employee was burned on the right arm and the right side from their armpit to their waistline. The employee was hospitalized.
2020-06-30OsseoWisconsinBertrang Roofing, LLCShoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
On June 30, 2020, an employee was installing sheathing on a low slope roof of a residential structure. The employee fell about 4 feet onto a self-supported scaffold system below the work area; a vertical scaffold post struck the employee's right armpit, causing a laceration/avulsion and severe bleeding to the armpit.
2020-06-19ManchesterMissouriJAN X-RAYShoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Fall from collapsing structure or equipment
An employee exited his truck to assess the job site and work to be done. When he reached the edge of the area excavated for the work, the ground gave way causing him to fall into the excavation. The employee was impaled by a piece of rebar. It entered his left armpit and went through his chest muscles and up to his collar bone area.
2020-03-18UnderwoodNorth DakotaSwanson & Youngdale, Inc.Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Other fall to lower level
An employee was doing abrasive blasting from an 8-foot step ladder. He fell from the ladder and blasting medium was injected into his armpit. He was hospitalized.
2020-03-15OshkoshNebraskaTurner Enterprises, Inc.Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Trampled by or stepped on by animal
An employee was moving bison heifers into a pen. The group of bison turned around and ran towards the employee, knocking him down and stepping on him. The employee sustained an abrasion on his armpit.
2019-07-23FairburyIllinoisPetersen Chevrolet-Buick, Inc.Chest, except internal location of diseases or disordersStruck against stationary object or equipment while rising
On July 23, 2019, at approximately 10:30 AM, an employee was installing new hinge pins on the driver's side door of a truck. He bent down to move the stand arms of the lift, and when he stood back up the adjustment handle of the tool holding the door in place poked/contacted his armpit. Approximately 30 minutes later, the employee reported that it was getting painful and difficult to breathe. The employee was hospitalized for a partially collapsed left lung.
2019-07-22BoazAlabamaPinnacle Manufacturing Merger Sub, LLCShoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Other jump to lower level less than 6 feet
When an employee jumped off a platform that was 54 inches above the ground, his left armpit was punctured by a metal tube. The employee was hospitalized.
2019-05-13PocatelloIdahoWestern Construction, Inc.Multiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was using a scraper to clean debris from an asphalt paver when his safety vest became caught on the paver and he was pulled in toward the auger. He was hospitalized with second and third degree burns from the mid-torso to the armpit. The paver was running at the time of the incident.
2019-04-22CartersvilleGeorgiaShaw Industries Group, Inc.Multiple body partsCaught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was working at a stretch wrapper, applying stretch wrap to a 6-foot-wide tufted roll of carpet. His vest and jacket got caught and were pulled between the roll of carpet and the cradle. His right arm was also pulled between the carpet roll and the cradle. He suffered friction burns to his lower back, right arm in the bicep area/armpit, and right hand.
2018-09-21RaynhamMassachusettLAWRENCE-LYNCH CORP.Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
An employee was cutting a chamfer on the edge of the concrete curb with a cut-off saw. The curb broke and pinched the blade which caused the cut-off saw to kick back and cut the employee's shoulder/armpit area.
2018-05-01LubbockTexasShearer's Foods Lubbock, LLCArm(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
An employee's right hand went between a UBT roller and a feed conveyor belt while she was cleaning around an automated case packing machine. The conveyor pulled her right arm through up to her armpit, causing cuts and bruising.
2018-03-30WaukeshaWisconsinZenith Tech, Inc.Shoulder(s) and backFire
An employee suffered third degree burns on the back and lesser burns in the armpit area while torch cutting on a bolt.
2018-01-30WaskomTexasProgress RailMultiple body partsIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
An employee was using an oxy/fuel gas cutting torch to dismantle a railcar when a small pinhole developed in the oxygen line near where the hoses meet the torch, causing a leak. Oxygen then migrated up the employee's sleeve inside his protective leather-cutting jacket and ignited. He received second and third degree burns on his right shoulder, armpit, and upper chest.
2017-06-26ClearwaterFloridaRoyalaire Mechanical Services II, Inc.Multiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was installing a pipe on an air handler when a butterfly valve flew off the 120 psi pressurized line and struck his left shoulder, armpit, and chest, causing burn-like injuries.
2017-02-09PaducahKentuckyJAMES MARINE INC.Multiple trunk locationsIgnition of clothing from controlled heat source
An employee and a coworker were welding on the inboard and outboard sides of a bulkhead. Welding slag became trapped between the sweatshirts of one employee and ignited. The employee suffered first, second, and potentially third degree burns to the right side of the back and right armpit.
2016-07-12ToledoOhioDuffey Concrete Cutting, Inc.Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
On or about July 12, 2016, an employee was hospitalized after receiving a severe laceration to the left armpit from a dragon saw. As the employee went to set the dragon saw onto the ground with one hand, the saw was activated and jumped striking the employee under the arm.
2016-06-23AuburnGeorgiaCITS STEEL ERECTORS LLCArm(s)Fall from collapsing structure or equipment
An employee was working from a baker scaffold when the steel frame pole pulled away from the scaffold and the employee fell onto the pole, puncturing his armpit.
2016-03-22ClaremontNew HampshirCanam Steel CorporationChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersInjured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
An employee sustained left chest trauma when a sand blaster he was operating shot steel pellets under his left armpit.
2015-11-03CushingOklahomaHough Oilfield ServicesArm(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
The employee was conducting a pressure test of a Blow Out Preventer (BOP) when a high pressure water spray contacted the employee's right armpit causing a 1/4 to 1/2" laceration.
2015-05-16BuffaloNew YorkAurubis Buffalo, Inc. NonclassifiableCaught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was operating a tension leveling machine, which was running a coil of copper through it at a speed of approximately 200 fpm. The employee was at the delivery end of the machine near the payoff reel when he reached into the moving machine. The machine grabbed the glove on his left hand, pulled his left arm into the machine, and rotated him around five times. He was wrapped inside the copper coil from his left hand to his armpit and was severely injured.
2015-02-12ColumbusKentuckyIngram Barge CompanyMultiple body partsIgnition of clothing from controlled heat source
On or about 2/12/2015, an employee working for Ingram Barge Company at 78 Riverside Drive in Columbus, Kentucky, was hospitalized for burns to his left side, from his armpit to his waist. The burns resulted when a spark from welding underneath a barge on the dry dock went under his leather welding jacket and caught his shirt on fire.