DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-11-10LebanonMoMARINE ELECTRICAL PRODUCTSFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was operating a terminator machine to add connectors to wire harnesses. The employee's finger got caught in the machine when a pedal was pushed, amputating their finger.
2021-09-16MooreOkDel Real LLCFingertip(s)Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
An employee was removing a connector hose to a transfer pump. The employee's right middle finger was caught in the feed opening of the pump by the lobe transfer pump shaft. The employee suffered a fingertip amputation.
2021-06-25ClevelandOhMPW Environmental Services IncFaceStruck by discharged object or substance
An employee was operating a valve to control water flow to the end of a 1/4-inch hose that was being used to clean a drain. The water hose separated from the connector during operation and the employee was struck across the face, resulting in lacerations.
2021-06-18SpringfieldMoMD KinneyFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
An employee was performing preventative maintenance on the battery pack of a standup forklift. When he went to re-install the battery pack the electrical connector fell into the work area. As he reached in to retrieve the connector, his other hand was caught by the roller and his ring finger was amputated.
2021-06-10PittsburghPaGolden Triangle ConstructionMultiple foot (feet) locationsStruck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Employees were disassembling a lattice boom crane. The crane had been lowered to a working height slightly above ground level and was also being supported by an assist crane. The injured employee was removing one of the connector pins when a section of the boom shifted downward and contacted his right foot resulting in a crushing injury to the foot and toes.
2021-03-19FairfieldAlUnited States Steel Corporation - Fairfield TubularMultiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was placing a connector to a hot mold. Some moisture got into the mold, causing it to pop. The employee suffered burns to his leg, his heel, and the back of his head.
2021-03-11North Palm BeachFlNautical Ventures - Fort LauderdaleFaceIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
An employee was replacing a non-functioning fuel sender on a boat. After installing the new part, he was using a small torch to seal the heat shrink connectors when fumes ignited, causing an explosion. The employee suffered burns on the left side of his face, as well as shoulder and rib pain.
2021-02-18SanfordFlAmerican Builders Supply, IncFoot (feet)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
On February 18, 2021, an employee had just laid a truss assembly on the floor and was walking over to the other side of it when he tripped over a metal truss connector. He fell to the floor and broke his left foot. He was hospitalized.
2020-09-28LargoFlBCH Mechanical, L.L.C.Fingertip(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was feeding sheet metal into the transverse duct connector machine when his hand was pinched between the first set of rollers resulting in medical amputation of his left index fingertip.
2020-09-23JacksonvilleFlKBRFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
On September 23, 2020, at 8:40 AM an employee was connecting a male connector to a female connector. The male connector was attached to an air-operated ram. The ram retracted and amputated the employee's index finger.
2020-06-19HernandoMississippiSchulz Xtruded Products, LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery
An employee was loading a mandrel rod onto a machine when the pusher connector rod slipped off the pusher. The operator of the control panel stopped the pushing device and put it in reverse. The employee's finger was then caught and amputated in the machine.
2020-03-13Newport NewsVirginiaNewport News Shipbuilding Division of Huntington IngallsHand(s)Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
An employee was troubleshooting an R-22 refrigeration system. When the employee went to disconnect a connector from a valve, the connector did not fully disengage from the valve, causing the valve to be halfway open. R-22 refrigerant escaped. The employee was hospitalized with second degree chemical burns and frostbite to the top of both hands.
2020-02-19Fort HoodTexasDefense Commissary AgencyBack, including spine, spinal cordFall from collapsing structure or equipment less than 6 feet
An employee stepped up on the second step of a step ladder. Some screws/the connector had broken off the ladder, causing it to collapse. The employee fell to the floor, suffering a back injury.
2019-09-22Siloam SpringsArkansasGates CorporationMultiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
A maintenance technician was replacing a hydraulic hose on an extruder. An adjacent hot water hose burst at the connector, spraying him with 200-degree water. He suffered second-degree burns to his right arm, stomach, and right thigh and was hospitalized.
2019-05-28HanoverPennsylvaniaUtz Quality Foods, IncorporatedBODY SYSTEMSDirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
An employee attempted to slide an MC connector to splice an electrical wire and received an electrical shock.
2019-04-08JacksonvilleFloridaWind River Environmental of Florida, LLCFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
A plumber was repairing a customer's cast iron stack pipe. As he lifted it to install the band connector, it slid down and amputated the tip of his right index finger.
2019-01-31GreeleyColoradoPower Equipment CompanyFinger(s), fingernail(s)Contact with objects and equipment
An employee was connecting a gooseneck trailer to a hitch when the employee's finger was caught and smashed between the trailer connector and hitch body, resulting in a surgical finger amputation.
2019-01-31San DiegoCaliforniaNaval Facilities Engineering Command SouthwestNonclassifiableContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was inspecting a recirculation piping system when the rubber connector failed, releasing hot water onto the employee. The employee was hospitalized for burn injuries.
2019-01-30ChicagoIllinoisSIPI METALS CORPORATION Multiple body partsExplosion, n.e.c.
Two employees were loading a gas furnace with electrical connectors. They were near the controls to close the furnace door when an explosion occurred. They sustained second and third degree burns to the face, neck, and hands. One employee also sustained burns to the legs.
2018-08-08MedinaOhioTFP CorporationHip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee had completed a butt-weld on two wire coils and had tossed the welding cable behind him. He was then on his way out of the work area when he stepped on either the cable or the connector to the cable. The cable then rolled and he fell onto his right side. He was unable to move his right leg due to a fractured right hip.
2018-07-16GainesvilleGeorgiaMP EquipmentBODY SYSTEMSNonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.
An employee was using a forklift to move equipment into a demonstration room. The forklift hit a 480-volt connector. The employee was shocked and hospitalized.
2018-01-04MiddletownConnecticutPratt & WhitneyBrainOther fall to lower level less than 6 feet
An employee was installing test equipment on an engine and climbed a 6-step ladder to remove the electrical connectors. As the employee was reaching to disconnect the electrical connector, the ladder pushed outward from underneath the employee. The employee then fell 5 feet from the top step and suffered a contusion, concussion, and chest abrasion.
2017-08-09BrooklynNew YorkZnco Construction CorpLeg(s)Other fall to lower level
Two employees were on eight foot ladders aligning connectors when the beam rolled, knocking them off the ladders. An employee suffered a torn left leg.
2017-07-31MentorOhioBrumall ManufacturingFingertip(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was putting a part in the circular saw. The employee's left index finger got caught in the connector hole and the saw came down resulting in a fingertip amputation.
2017-06-21Lake Buena VistaFloridaWALT DISNEY WORLD CO.Toes(s), toenail(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was attempting to move a portable light tower for transport. She had raised four outriggers and had the connector beam (tongue) on the hitch of the truck that she was connecting the light tower to for transport when the portable light tower and the connector beam (tongue) fell onto her foot, fracturing two toes.
2017-05-04MacungiePennsylvaniaMack Trucks, Inc.Leg(s)Other fall to lower level
While cleaning up metal and scrap debris, an employee dismounted his work truck and stepped on a piece of pipe connector, wedging his foot below a pallet. He fell and broke his leg in three places.
2017-02-17RockfordIllinoisEstwing Manufacturing CompanyHip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee fell while cleaning around a piece of equipment injuring his left hip and requiring hospitalization. The employee was walking next to a transformer that had an electrical conduit connector protruding out a couple of inches. The employee's pant leg was caught on it which caused him to fall.
2016-10-05West WarehamMassachusettCOVANTA SEMASS, LLCHand(s) and wrist(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was removing a hose connector from a conveyor when the hose became snagged on the conveyor. The connector came flying back, hitting and breaking the employee's hand and wrist.
2016-07-09OrleansMassachusettNauset Marine, Inc.Multiple body partsIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
An employee removed a fuel gauge sending unit to access the fuel tank and remove old fuel. After removing the old fuel and adding new fuel to the tank, the employee replaced the fuel gauge sending unit. In this process, he found one of the electrical connectors was damaged and needed to be replaced. He replaced the connector and used a butane torch to shrink the heat-shrink tubing used to protect the connector. The flame from the butane torch ignited the vapors from the fuel and a flash fire occ
2016-06-20ChiltonWisconsinRed Cedar Steel Erectors Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was putting together steel with another connector when his right thumb was caught between the vertical column and the horizontal beam. He broke his right thumb and was hospitalized.
2016-06-03LancasterTexasBrassCraft Manufacturing CompanyFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was operating a manual assembly cell and placed a connector into the machine. The placement of the part was incorrect, so she attempted to reposition the connector. At the same time, a ferrule nut fell onto the finger activation switch, causing the machine to operate and partially amputate the employee's right index finger.
2016-04-30SkokieIllinoisGCA EDUCATION SERVICES CENTRAL STATES, INC.BrainStruck by object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was performing maintenance to a street light in a parking lot. The employee was cranking down on a come-along with a steel cable. The connector between the cable and the lamp broke causing the lamp to swing and strike the employee in the head. The employee was hospitalized.
2015-06-07BloomingdaleIllinoisLeviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.NonclassifiableCaught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
On Sunday June 7, 2015, at approximately 4:55 p.m., an employee on the production floor was operating a crimper machine, which is a wire connector crimping machine operated by an unguarded foot pedal. The injured employee was hand-feeding wire pieces into the point of operation when she inadvertently pressed a foot pedal with her right-hand index finger, resulting in an amputation. The point of operation was unguarded at the time.
2015-04-17Lyon StationPennsylvaniaEast Penn Manufacturing Company, IncorporatedFinger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
A battery repair employee removed battery cells from a tray of an industrial battery using a hoist and a below-the-hook lifting device, which consisted of a lug that fit onto the hook of the hoist and a metal angle that fit through connectors on the tops of the battery cells. With the right hand, the employee held the below-the-hook lifting device to keep this device from slipping out of the connector and operated the hoist pendant with the left hand. While holding the below-the-hook lifting dev
2015-04-15VermillionSouth DakotaDanny's Construction Company, Inc.NonclassifiableFall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet
An employee was performing steel erection connector activities when the installed bolts and/or nuts on the end of the steel I-beam failed, causing the employee to fall approximately 30 feet.
2015-04-10HammondLouisianaCharter Communications, LLCLeg(s)Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee was attempting to hang a 365' drop from the house to the connector wire. He placed his ladder on the strand and proceeded to climb it. The ladder began to slide sideways; the employee started climbing down but was thrown off the ladder at an elevation of approximately 10 feet. The employee landed in a ditch and suffered a compound fracture of the leg. The ladder was at an approximately 40-degree angle when the employee was thrown from it.
2015-02-11Saint ElmoIllinoisPioneer Oil Field ServicesFinger(s), fingernail(s)Entangled in other object or equipment
On 2/11/15, a Pioneer Oil Field Services Rig Hand working at Petco/Louden Field amputated the first digit (approximately the length of his fingernail) of his right ring finger. The amputation occurred when a landing joint connector being pulled by a chain became tight and wrapped around said employee's finger who was holding/guiding the chain at the time of incident.
2015-01-14El PasoTexasOld Dominion Freightline, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld
Employee was connecting the jiff to a trailer. Employee smashed his thumb between the jiff and the trailer connector.