DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-10-26CiscoIlSloan Implement Company, Inc.Lumbar regionBending, crawling, reaching, twisting, climbing, stepping
On October 26, 2021, an employee was working on a combine. While exiting the cab of the combine, the employee squatted down to see the front of the combine. The employee then felt pain in their lower back. The employee was hospitalized with a slipped disc in the lower back.
2021-09-22SikestonMoMissouri Farm Bureau InsuranceHead and trunkPedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area
An employee was filming crop harvesting when a combine knocked her over. The combine wheel then ran over the employee, causing a crushed pelvis, a broken bone in her face, and bruising.
2019-09-01DouglasNorth DakotaGooseneck ImplementFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
An employee was attempting to repair or diagnose an issue with the raise valve on a combine header at a customer's farm. A hydraulic line broke loose, injecting hydraulic fluid into the employee's left index finger and fracturing the finger, requiring hospitalization.
2019-07-31Junction CityKansasValley MetalsLeg(s)Explosion, n.e.c.
An employee was working on a combine truck trying to get a part loose. The employee was using a blow torch when it exploded. The employee was hospitalized with severe burns, especially on the right leg, and smoke inhalation.
2019-06-20MayvilleWisconsinSENECA FOODS CORPFoot (feet)Nonclassifiable
An employee was harvesting peas when his foot was caught between a combine frame and a hopper, fracturing his foot.
2019-03-25BeaumontTexasRichard Construction, Inc.Toes(s), toenail(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee was welding an 24-inch diameter flange to a pipe that was attached to a weld positioner. The flange and the pipe combined weighed approximately 1,500 to 1,600 pounds. The employee went into the pipe to check the completed partial weld on the opposite end of where the positioner was located. The employee's feet were hanging outside the open end of the pipe. The weld broke causing the pipe and the employee to fall to the floor. The employee's feet were caught between the beveled ended
2018-09-19IvesdaleIllinoisGDM Seeds, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was operating a combine to harvest soybeans when an access door became unlatched, exposing a rotating auger. As the employee attempted to re-latch the door, the rotating auger amputated the distal phalanx of the employee's third right finger.
2018-09-14AtwoodIllinoisSloan Implement Company, Inc.Hip(s)Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
On September 14, 2018, an employee was repairing a combine feeder house from a stepstool when the employee fell approximately 24 inches onto the concrete floor and broke the right hip.
2017-09-18EvansvilleWisconsinSeneca Foods CorporationChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersCaught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.
The lima bean combine harvester was having infeed problems. An employee climbed up on the machine head to observe the problem. The harvester operator was unaware the employee was there and raised the machine head. The employee was struck/pinched by the machine head fracturing three ribs.
2016-10-20Midland CityAlabamaMichelin North America, Inc. Forearm(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was starting to wind a plastic liner onto a spool (bobbin) with a foot switch energized on the "FE Complexor" machine that combines layers of rubber used to make tires. The liner was slipping. The employee reached in to secure it from slipping and his hand was caught between the liner and the rotating spool (bobbin). This resulted in a fracture of both bones in the lower left arm which required surgery.
2016-10-19ButlerGeorgiaSolar Energy Company, LLCHand(s)Indirect exposure to electricity
An employee was removing a combiner box when his wrench crossed the D.C. cable and shorted out. His right hand was burned.
2016-08-19RigbyIdahoIBEX, IncMultiple foot (feet) locationsCompressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was repairing a seam weld on a combine head wheel when the wheel moved into position on the hub and landed behind the steel toe protection on the employee's footwear, crushing the employee's toes/foot.
2016-07-27OakleyIdahoAGCO CorporationBrainOther fall to lower level
An employee slipped off a ladder attached to a farm combine and struck his head on the concrete floor below.
2016-07-06ClaytonDelawareHanover Foods CorporationMultiple leg locationsCaught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was power washing an idling pea picker (combine) when a leading length of power wash hose was caught and began wrapping around the picking head of the combine. A length of the power wash hose dragged on the ground as the leading length uncontrollably wrapped, roping around the employee's right leg from behind and pulling the employee foot-first into the picking head. The employee's right leg was forcefully pulled into the combine up to the knee, causing multiple fractures and lacer
2015-10-26BradfordPennsylvaniaGeorgia Pacific Corrugated, LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was servicing the #128 Rotary Die Cutter. The machine was de-energized and locked out. The employee was using a timing wrench to adjust a bar and belt in the machine. As the employee was twisting the wrench, his finger got pinched between the bar and another part of the machine. The twisting action combined with the pinch point caused the employee to suffer an avulsion to the thumb on his left hand.
2015-08-12EllendaleNorth DakotaGreen Iron EquipmentChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersExplosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire
An employee was filling up the tire of a combine with an air compressor. The tire exploded and threw the employee approximately 16 feet onto the concrete floor. The employee sustained three broken ribs.
2015-08-06Fort MorganColoradoLePrino FoodsBODY SYSTEMSInhalation of harmful substance-single episode
An employee was trying to combine a low/empty jug of chemicals into a fuller jug of Sani King chemicals, unaware that he was mixing acid and chlorine. The resulting odor caused him to suffer respiratory issues and he was admitted to a hospital.