DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-07-23Pompano BeachFlCoastal Waste & Recycling, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was moving a concrete block off a sorting line and into a bunker. The concrete block was positioned on top of a 5-gallon bucket. While moving the block, it dropped 6 inches off the bucket and onto the tips of his right middle and ring fingers. The employee suffered a laceration to his right middle finger and a fracture to his right ring finger.
2021-05-01GlensidePaNeshaminy Constructors, Inc.BODY SYSTEMSIndirect exposure to electricity
An employee was standing on the bed of a crane, waiting to unhook a concrete block that the crane had just lifted off the ground. The crane hit an energized electrical wire and the employee was shocked, suffering internal burns and a heart arrhythmia. The employee was hospitalized.
2021-03-01ReynoldsburgOhOBERFIELD'S, INC.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was waiting for a boom operator to finish setting a cube of 90 concrete blocks measuring 8x8x16 inches onto another cube. The cube bumped into another cube that was already on the ground, causing some of the blocks to fall off the cube and strike the employee's right hand, resulting in broken index and middle fingers.
2020-10-13PrincetonWvEastern Vault Co., Inc.BODY SYSTEMSInhalation of harmful substance-single episode
While working in a block house where concrete blocks were being manufactured, employees became lightheaded due to potential carbon monoxide exposure. One of them was hospitalized for high carboxyhemoglobin level resulting in headache and mild delirium.
2020-09-16RochesterNyBuckingham PropertiesNose, except internal location of diseases or disordersStruck by falling object or equipment
An employee was struck in the face by a falling concrete block while lining up the scaffold to repair a door lintel. The employee sustained a fractured nose.
2020-08-18Lakewood RanchFlAR Y MASONRY, INCLeg(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was standing on a baker's scaffold, pumping concrete into a concrete block wall. A 4-inch drop in the concrete slab caused the scaffold to lean against the wall. The impact broke the employee's leg.
2020-08-12ElroyWiW.M. Sprinkman CorporationFoot (feet)Other fall to lower level
An employee was on an extension ladder, using a hammer drill to drill into a concrete block. The employee fell to the floor, breaking both feet and suffering a head laceration.
2020-07-27LakelandFloridaGreystar Real Estate PartnersAbdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersOther fall to lower level
An employee was walking on a concrete block wall near a trash compactor. The employee fell from the wall to the ground, suffering a broken rib, broken left wrist, and bleeding around the kidneys. The employee was hospitalized.
2020-07-10EnnisMontanaAssociated Underwater Services, Inc.BODY SYSTEMSIndirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
An employee was using a crane to set concrete blocks for a concrete footing. The crane came into close proximity with overhead power lines and two employees were electrically shocked and hospitalized.
2020-05-18SullivanMissouriMIDWEST MANUFACTURING COArm(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
An employee was cleaning material off a concrete block push-off machine. The pusher cycled and crushed his right arm against the guide, removing skin.
2020-05-13MarynealTexasCholla Petroleum, Inc.HeadOther fall to lower level less than 6 feet
An employee was tightening a nut on a polished rod's 2-bolt clamp on a horse head while standing on a well head cap 2 feet off ground when the employee slipped and fell back, hitting a concrete block. The employee suffered a head contusion.
2020-01-29StratfordConnecticutBURNS CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.Lower leg(s)Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
An employee walked to the edge of a retaining wall to throw a chain rigging onto a flatbed truck. He stepped on the edge of the concrete block retaining wall, slipped, and lost his balance, falling approximately 5 feet and landing between the flatbed truck and the retaining wall. He fractured his right tibia.
2019-07-26AlpharettaGeorgiaJ L & E Welding & ErectorsArm(s)Struck by object or equipment
An employee had just climbed down a ladder after completing a welding job. The employee was then struck by a concrete block and sustained cuts, scrapes, and a fracture to an arm.
2019-06-18Eau ClaireWisconsinMENARD, INC.PelvisCaught in running equipment or machinery
On June 18, 2019, at approximately 4:10 p.m., an employee was preparing a conveyor system to discharge kiln-dried concrete blocks to the tumbler line. The employee was attempting to correct a misaligned photo sensor when a different sensor eye was covered, causing the machine to cycle. As the machine cycled, the push arm swung out and pinned the employee between the pusher and the block turnover frame. The employee was hospitalized with a pelvic fracture. The machine was not locked out/tagged ou
2019-05-01VanderbiltTexasRobert Adkins Masonry Inc.BrainOther fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee fell from a 6-foot scaffold and hit his forehead on a concrete block. He sustained a head injury.
2019-03-20EdgewaterFloridaExtreme Concrete services, Inc.Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersMultiple types of overexertion involving outside sources
An employee was shoveling left-over wet concrete from under a machine that made concrete blocks. He felt a sharp pain in his lower abdomen and was hospitalized, requiring hernia surgery.
2018-09-14HarrisvilleNew YorkMR. GRANT CONTR. INC.FaceFall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet
An employee was replacing a roof panel on a storage building when a panel gave out and the employee fell approximately 9 feet onto a concrete block, fracturing bones in the face. The employee was hospitalized.
2018-08-22West Palm BeachFloridaADONEL CONCRETE PALM BEACH, INC.Multiple upper extremities locationsCaught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was cleaning a concrete block tank. The blade engaged, amputating the employee's right arm above the elbow and left hand except the thumb.
2018-04-18LisbonNorth DakotaAggregate IndustriesFoot (feet)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was ground-guiding a loader that was moving a suspended concrete block. The loader went down an incline and the concrete block swayed. As the operator lowered the block, it came loose and struck the employee's foot, breaking it.
2017-08-09PloverWisconsinGoodwill NCWUpper and lower limb(s)Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee climbed a 12-foot A-frame ladder to push concrete blocks that had shifted from the top of the loading dock retaining wall back into a straight line. A section of block fell off the wall and hit the ladder, causing the employee to fall 8 to 10 feet. His left ankle was caught on one of the rungs and he used his left hand to brace his fall. He broke his left ankle and left wrist and was hospitalized.
2017-07-06NaplesFloridaPineda Masonry LLCBrainFall on same level, n.e.c.
An employee was pouring concrete when concrete blocks began to fall on him. As he attempted to move out of the way, he hit his head on the ground, suffering head injuries that required hospitalization.
2017-01-30Woodland ParkColoradoPinnacle Constructors & SpcBrainOther fall to lower level
An employee was on top of the semi-truck unloading steel joists when the load shifted and struck the employee. The employee fell and hit his head on a concrete block.
2016-10-17MiamiFloridaADIGO ENGINEERING, INC.Lumbar regionFall on same level due to slipping
While walking to a truck to get materials, an employee slipped on an empty bag and fell backwards onto a concrete block, injuring the lower back vertebrae.
2016-09-08East LiverpoolOhioDW DickeyBrainOther fall to lower level
On or about 9/8/16, an employee was loading concrete blocks onto a tractor trailer at a worksite. The employee fell from the tractor trailer and hit his head. He was hospitalized with bleeding on the brain.
2016-08-01BellmeadTexasH-E-B Grocery Company, LPThigh(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee tripped on a concrete block display and broke her right femur.
2016-06-08GreensburgPennsylvaniaRoute 21 Homes LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was installing concrete blocks onto a modular home's concrete piers to level a double-wide trailer. A block fell onto his left middle finger and fractured it.
2016-04-12PensacolaFloridaPanhandle Concrete Cutting, Inc.Upper arm(s)Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
An employee was operating a hand saw while cutting concrete blocks when the blade pinched up and kicked back. The employee lost control of his upper hand, and the machine spun around and came down on his left bicep, lacerating the muscle. He was hospitalized for surgery.
2016-03-21Panama CityFloridaEastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.Hip(s)Collision between water vehicle and object
An employee was attempting to rig a concrete weight to move it away from the gangway. The vessel shifted in the water and moved, pinning the employee between the gangway and the concrete block. The employee suffered a broken hip.
2015-08-04MiamiFloridaMoradel Services Group Corp.FaceFall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface
An employee was walking on freshly lain concrete blocks when one of the blocks came loose. The employee fell, landing on his face and hitting a PVC pipe.