DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-11-10Cape CoralFlFacility Gateway CorporationHand(s)Direct exposure to electricity
An employee was connecting batteries to an uninterruptible power supply system. A few batteries shorted out, causing second-degree burns to his hands. He was hospitalized, requiring skin grafts.
2020-10-19BraintreeMaZimmer BiometFinger(s), fingernail(s)Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
An employee was using a battery-powered circular saw to cut a piece of high-density plastic to make a ceiling tile. The saw would not start after the battery was replaced. The employee tried two different batteries. While adjusting the trigger, the saw started and the blade contacted the employee's left middle finger, amputating it from the cuticle to the tip.
2020-08-27WarrensburgMoEnersysFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
An employee was trying to unjam batteries on an assembly line. The employee's left index finger was pinched between the conveyor framework and the stopper. The finger was partially amputated.
2020-04-10TwinsburgOhioO'Reilly Auto PartsAnkle(s)Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident
An employee was driving a stand-up forklift, carrying a load of batteries. His left ankle was caught between the vehicle and a fixed racking system. He suffered fractures to the ankle and was hospitalized.
2019-09-10Des PlainesIllinoisDSC Logistics, LLCLower leg(s)Struck by powered vehicle-nontransport
On September 10, 2019, an employee was being trained on how to load and unload batteries from a motorized pallet jack's charger when the pallet jack hit and fractured his lower right leg. He was hospitalized.
2019-08-08Lyon StationPennsylvaniaEast Penn Manufacturing Company, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was moving a battery when his right ring finger was pinched and amputated between two large batteries weighing 2700 pounds.
2019-08-08PiquaOhioD&S Autoparts, Inc.BrainFall on same level while climbing stairs, steps, or curbs
An employee was walking backwards pulling a hand cart containing batteries. One of the employee's feet came in contact with a concrete curb causing the employee to fall backwards and hit their head on the ground. The employee sustained a contusion to the head and a blood spot on the brain.
2019-08-03GarrettPennsylvaniaPike Enterprises, LLCFaceDirect exposure to electricity
An employee was removing batteries from a substation battery house when a flash fire caused first- and second-degree burns to his face.
2019-07-17PlanoTexasABB Power Electronics, Inc.Hand(s)Contact with hot objects or substances
An employee was wiring batteries (125 volts) to test them. One of the batteries was placed backwards. The wire became hot and burned his hands.
2019-07-08Fort WorthTexasBasic Energy ServicesNonclassifiableIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
An employee was welding on a pipe bracket between a pumphouse and tank batteries at a salt water disposal site. A flash fire burned the employee.
2018-09-19FairburnGeorgiaSonoco Display & PackagingFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
An employee was operating a production line that packs batteries into blister packs when the conveyor belt became jammed. The employee suffered a left index finger amputation while attempting to clear the jam.
2018-07-12PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing, LLCHand(s)Direct exposure to electricity
An employee was replacing batteries on an uninterruptible power source. During the final stage of connecting the cables to the lug, a dead short was created, causing the employee to receive a burn to his hands.
2018-06-12RahwayNew JerseyJantech Services Inc.Hand(s) and finger(s)Direct exposure to electricity
An employee was rewiring replacement batteries in an existing battery string and created a short circuit that resulted in an arc flash. The employee sustained second degree burns to his left hand and fingers.
2017-10-02Fort WorthTexasDHL Supply ChainLeg(s)Compressed or pinched between two stationary objects
An employee was operating a pallet jack with a battery extractor attachment to change out forklift batteries. The employee stepped off the back and was pinned between the pallet jack and a railing, fracturing both legs.
2017-05-01MineolaTexasWalmart #251Upper and lower limb(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee used a ladder to get a box of batteries from a top bin. The box was too heavy and she fell off the ladder, landing on and injuring her right leg. The box fell on and injured her right arm.
2017-01-19AllentownPennsylvania Enersys Delaware, IncHand(s), except finger(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
An employee was using a nail gun to package batteries when a nail shot into the employee's left hand.
2016-03-23Lyon StationPennsylvaniaEast Penn ManufacturingHip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee was taking batteries from a conveyor belt and placing them on the lift table for shipping. The employee stepped backward, tripped on the anti-fatigue mat, and fell to the floor, suffering a right hip injury.
2015-11-29SkowheganMaineWALMARTNeck, except internal location of diseases or disordersStruck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was unloading boxes inside a trailer. A 35 lb. box of batteries fell and struck the employee in the head. The employee suffered a muscle strain in the neck and possible cracked or broken vertebrae.
2015-11-05DavenportFloridaRitchie Brothers AuctioneersMultiple body partsStruck or run over by rolling powered vehicle
The employee jump started a tandem axle truck. After getting it started, he went back to put the battery covers on the batteries and the truck rolled forward. The first set of tandem rear wheels ran over the employee fracturing ribs and the right foot. The employee was hospitalized for surgery to repair the injuries.
2015-09-12WichitaKansasAAA Allied Group, Inc.Hip(s)Fall on same level, n.e.c.
An employee was stacking batteries on a pallet in the fleet garage. He lost his balance and fell to the concrete floor resulting in 2 hip fractures.
2015-08-18HoustonTexasLKQ Corp.Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersJack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway
An employee was attempting to relocate a pallet of car batteries while operating a forklift with the forks elevated. As he attempted to turn, the forklift flipped over and pinned him beneath the roll-over protector and the ground. He suffered blunt force trauma to the upper torso and ruptured his spleen, requiring hospitalization.
2015-08-16MiddletownNew YorkRevere Smelting & Refining Corp.Arm(s)Contact with hot objects or substances
Molten lead from recycled batteries erupted from a kettle, causing second degree burns to an employee's right arm. An aluminized suit was not worn at the time of the incident.
2015-07-17LaredoTexasUnited States Cold StorageFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was picking up some battery cells from the floor of the shop using a forklift. The battery cells were being secured by the employee, but the batteries slid off and his hand got caught between the battery and the floor. He was wearing gloves. The fleshy part of the finger was severed from the hand.
2015-07-10Rotterdam JunctionNew YorkSI Group, Inc.FaceExposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
A maintenance employee was troubleshooting batteries for a sprinkler diesel pump when the battery exploded acid into the employee's face. The employee sustained burns.