DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-10-21GibsontonFlAdvanced Airfoil Components LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee began moving a cart with a ceramic mold on top of it when the mold fell off the cart and smashed the employee's left hand, resulting in a broken middle finger.
2021-10-06CambridgeMaHarvard UniversityHip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee was carrying a stack of ceramic dishes in a dish room. The employee tripped over a bucket of sanitizer solution, stored on top of an upside-down milk crate. She fell to the floor, suffering a broken right hip and a lacerated right elbow.
2021-09-29HersheyPaPower Component SystemsEye(s)Rubbed or abraded by foreign matter in eye
An employee was chipping ceramic tile when a small particulate landed in his eye. He rubbed his eye and felt pain. The employee sustained an injury to his eye that required surgery.
2021-02-09Deer ParkTxTurner Industries Group at Occidental ChemicalFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
An employee was attempting to adjust the housing on the tip of a spray gun when the trigger was engaged, causing the ceramic coating to go through the employee's glove into his left index finger, resulting in an injury that required surgery.
2020-10-07RosevilleOhBurley Clay Products Company, Inc.Fingertip(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was operating a punch press to produce ceramic parts when their left ring finger was caught between the two dies resulting in a fingertip amputation. The press was not guarded at the time.
2020-05-06MckinneyTexasOne Source Building ServicesFoot (feet)Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker
An employee was removing a small piece of drywall that also had a ceramic tile attached. After it was removed from its metal stud framing, the material fell toward the floor, and the ceramic tile cut through his work boot and lacerated the top of his left foot.
2020-04-30WashingtonDistrict Of Org Improvement Group LLCChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersOther fall to lower level less than 6 feet
An employee was working on top of a 4-foot scaffold installing plastic trim when he lost his balance and fell on ceramic. He was hospitalized for internal bleeding.
2019-07-17Panama CityFloridaCross Environmental Services, Inc.Forearm(s)Contact with objects and equipment
On July 17, 2019, a temporary employee was hand picking discarded construction materials while using cloth gloves when a piece of ceramic tile flipped and lacerated his left forearm near the wrist. He was hospitalized.
2019-06-12HoustonTexasSwiff-Train CompanyFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was using a saw to cut a sample ceramic tile piece when the saw blade cut her right pinky finger, resulting in amputation of the finger.
2018-08-20PensacolaFloridaDiocese of PensacolaShoulder(s) and arm(s)Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface
An employee was walking around inside the building making sure that all doors were locked. As she walking towards the entry to the kitchen, she tripped and fell to the floor at the transition between the rubber tile and the ceramic tile, suffering a left shoulder dislocation, fracture to the left arm, and contusion to the left eye. She was hospitalized.
2018-04-13FayettevilleArkansasJAF, Inc.Foot (feet) and ankle(s)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
Employees were using a pallet jack stand to move several pallets of stacked ceramic tile weighing approximately 2,200 lbs. from one end of the floor to the opposite end when the tile hit a hole and the bundles of tiles began to wobble. The injured employee was standing on the side of the tile bundles and was attempting to balance them when they eventually tipped over and fell on him. He was pinned beneath the floor tile and a wall, sustaining a displaced open wound fracture to his left foot and
2018-04-08AustinTexasApplied Materials IncFingertip(s)Contact with objects and equipment
An employee was troubleshooting a ceramic ring that was stuck to a target when the lid came down and amputated his fingertip (no bone loss).
2018-02-07BrackenridgePennsylvaniaATI Flat Rolled Products, LLCFingertip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee was removing a ceramic nozzle from a packing crate, tripped on the plastic banding material and fell to the mill floor. When the employee fell, the employee's right hand was pinched between the nozzle and the mill floor resulting in amputation of the pinky fingertip.
2017-08-30FrankfortIllinoisKohl'sHand(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee slipped and fell on wet ceramic floor tiles that had just been mopped. She fell on her wrist and injured her hand.
2017-05-30Saint PetersburgFloridaQuality Home Renovators LLCEye(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was tearing up ceramic tile when a tile chip ruptured the employee's left eye globe, requiring hospitalization and stitches.
2017-05-15WatertownSouth DakotaWorthington Industries Engineered Cabs, Inc.Fingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee flipped an LBX roof with a ceramic cam magnet attached to a hoist. The employee moved the magnet release handle, which operated a roller cam to release the magnet, then grabbed the opposite side to pull the magnet away. The magnet release handle switched back, engaging the magnet, which pinched and amputated the employee's right ring fingertip.
2016-09-04VanceAlabamaAlabama Power CompanyFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was positioning the bucket on an aerial lift when his fingertip was caught between the bucket and a ceramic insulator that was hanging from the pole. He suffered a partial fingertip amputation of the left middle finger (distal phalanx).
2016-07-27Daytona BeachFloridaHolly Hill RHF Housing, Inc.Forearm(s)Injured by object breaking in hand
An employee and his maintenance team were preparing an apartment for a new tenant, which required removing a toilet. As the employee and a coworker lifted the ceramic toilet onto a dumpster, it hit the edge of the dumpster and broke, lacerating his right forearm. He was hospitalized for surgery.
2016-06-13DoravilleGeorgiaAPPLIED CERAMICS, INC.Arm(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
On 6/13/16, an employee was packing ceramic parts onto a pallet when he tripped over another pallet on the floor. He sustained lacerations on the back of both arms and was hospitalized.
2015-08-30Grand JunctionColoradoCoorsTek Inc.Fingertip(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee attempted to retrieve a piece of ceramic material that broke off into the tape laminator machine he was using. His right index and middle fingertips were amputated by the machinery.
2015-07-06AkronOhioAkron Porcelain & Plastics Co.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
While attempting to remove a part from the mold of a ceramic press, an employee sustained an amputation of the left middle and ring fingers.
2015-06-25PalatkaFloridaSeminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.Multiple body partsFall on same level
An employee was walking towards the copy machine when he fell down on the ceramic floor, causing pain to the back of the head and lower back, as well as a temporary loss of consciousness. He was hospitalized.
2015-03-04O FallonMissouriO'FALLON CASTING LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
An employee was hand washing an aluminum casting at the "hand wash cabinet" (machine) using 3,700 psi water pressure to remove ceramic materials from the casting. The employee was wearing hand protection (double glove with inner neoprene and outer cut-resistant Kevlar with neoprene coating). The employee suffered a water injection injury to the right middle finger, requiring overnight hospitalization and surgery at Barnes St. Peters.
2015-01-08ChicagoIllinoisPresence RHC CorporationHip(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
Employee slipped and fell, fracturing her left hip. The facility had contractors replace the ceramic floor tile, and the employee slipped and fell on a walking and working surface.