DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-01-09Daytona BeachFlB. Braun Medical, Inc.SkullFall on same level due to tripping over an object
On January 9, 2021, an employee was buffing a floor with an orbital buffer. The cord wrapped around his ankle and he fell backward, fracturing his skull.
2020-10-03LamesaTxDean Hagler LtdMultiple body partsIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
An employee was operating a buffer inside the electrical room to buff paint thinner onto the floor. The resulting vapor found an ignition source and an explosion occurred. The employee sustained burns to 43% of his body.
2020-04-04SedaliaMissouriTYSON FOODS, INC.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Nonroadway collision with other vehicle
An employee was in a buffer room, putting pallets away using a forklift. His hand was caught between his forklift and another forklift, and he suffered fractures to the left ring and little fingers and a lacerated palm.
2018-03-29TulsaOklahomaTrinity Structural Towers, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
An employee was preparing to buff the inside of a flange. He set the buffer down inside the tower while the section was being rotated. He noticed that the buffer cord was going to be pinched between the tower section and a stop, so he attempted to grab the cord. The tower section then amputated his right little finger at the first knuckle.
2017-06-13LimaOhioKellermeyer Bergensons Services LLCMultiple trunk locationsFall on same level
An employee was replacing an empty propane tank on a propane floor buffer. While placing the empty tank in the propane cage, the employee fell to the concrete working surface, injuring the left side of his body and requiring hospitalization.
2017-05-16TopekaKansasResers Fine Foods IncHeel(s)Part of occupant’s body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident
An employee was driving a standup forklift in the warehouse when he struck a bump post that buffers pallet racks. His left heel was caught between the post and the lift, de-gloving his heel pad. His foot was outside the driver compartment at the time of the incident.
2017-03-21New YorkNew YorkWeill Cornell MedicineLeg(s)Contact with hot objects or substances
An employee was recovering a glass container from an autoclave when the hot phosphate buffer saline solution erupted from the autoclave and burned the employee's legs. Proper PPE was not worn at the time.
2017-02-20MarengoIllinoisThomson Linear, LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was operating a buffer machine when his right hand was caught between the die and the rollers resulting in a crushing injury to the ring and pinky fingers. The employee was hospitalized.
2017-02-15Winter ParkFloridaWalk on Wood of Central Florida, Inc.BrainOther fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet
An employee was operating a floor buffer on the second floor when he stepped back and fell from the upper level, which had no guardrails in place. He suffered a head injury and was hospitalized.
2016-09-17Ormond BeachFloridaWal-Mart Stores, Inc. Finger(s), fingernail(s)Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
An employee was removing the cutting wheel from the impact buffer when the impact buffer engaged, cutting his left index finger's tendon below the knuckle. He was hospitalized for surgery.
2016-04-04FriendswoodTexasFriendswood TRS, LLCThigh(s)Fall on same level, n.e.c.
An employee had been working on stripping and waxing the floor when the floor buffer machine made a loud noise. The employee bent over to make an adjustment to the machine and fell on the floor, fracturing the left leg.
2016-03-26RomeovilleIllinoisRotadyne Roll GroupHand(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
An employee was changing sandpaper on a buffer machine when his hand slipped and was cut by the machine. He was hospitalized and received stitches.
2016-03-03MidlandTexasFluid Delivery SolutionsFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was helping unravel hose when his hand was placed in the buffer zone between the trailer and hose. His right middle finger was caught between the hose and the trailer, resulting in the traumatic amputation of his fingertip.
2015-10-07MaumeeOhioProMedicaFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
On October 7, 2015, an employee operating a floor buffer machine suffered a fingertip amputation when the pinky finger became caught between the machine handle and a door handle.
2015-05-07GeismarLouisianaTrimac TransportationEye(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was buffing out a valve on a trailer with a buffer when a piece of metal dislodged from the buffing disc and flew under his safety glasses into his eye. He was hospitalized.
2015-05-03BrownwoodTexasSuperior Essex Communications LPFinger(s), fingernail(s)Entangled in other object or equipment
An employee was working on the buffering lines running a cable. The jacket came off while he was trying to restring the machine. He pulled the yarn and the dance arm became loose pulling the yarn and causing it to tighten. The yarn tightened around his right middle finger causing an above the bone amputation.
2015-02-13BaytownTexasBCFS Health and Human ServicesBODY SYSTEMSInhalation of harmful substance-single episode
Employee was buffing floor using a propane buffer when the employee experienced upper respiratory discomfort because of fumes caused by the buffer.