DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-10-28ClintonOkFrontier Bridge, Inc.Foot(feet) and leg(s)Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet
An employee was on a bridge placing plywood for diaphragm decking. A piece of plywood was blown into him and he fell from the bridge to the ground level about 25 feet below. He suffered fractures to the right leg and foot.
2021-07-20GardendaleTxCatalyst Oilfield ServicesHead, neck, and trunkExposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
An employee was transferring potassium hydroxide (50-70%) from an IBC tote into a blending tank using a pneumatic double diaphragm pump in the transfer area at the facility. The hose disconnected during the transfer and potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) caused chemical burns on the employee's face, neck, and upper torso. The employee was hospitalized.
2021-04-27Colorado SpringsCoNelson PipelineChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersStruck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
As an employee was exiting a trench on a ladder, an excavator bucket became detached from its boom, slid down the slope of the trench, and struck the employee. The employee suffered a lacerated liver and damage to the diaphragm.
2020-08-31PhiladelphiaPaJoseph B FaycoLeg(s)Struck by object or equipment
An excavator load struck an employee. The employee was knocked over onto a steel diaphragm, which caught the employee's leg and pinned it as the employee continued to fall. The leg was broken.
2019-05-06HeidelbergMississippiJustiss Oil Company, Inc.Lower leg(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was removing a three-inch diaphragm pump from a storage room in the accumulator house. After placing the diaphragm pump onto the ground outside the storage room, he tripped on a board protruding out from under the right side of the accumulator house and fell to the ground knocking the pump onto his right calf muscle and crushing it.
2019-02-08Little RockArkansasENTERGY CORPORATIONMultiple trunk locationsStruck by other falling powered vehicle
An employee was preparing to hook a chain to a broken, wooden light pole laying on the ground. A backyard machine tipped over and the boom attachment fell onto the employee. The employee sustained a lacerated spleen, a fractured back, a crushed diaphragm, multiple broken ribs and internal bleeding.
2018-08-06BurnsvilleMississippiJorge VazquezMultiple body partsFall through surface or existing opening 26 to 30 feet
An employee was laying standing seam metal roof decking when he stepped on insulation that was laid out underneath the metal decking and fell 30 feet through the insulation to the ground, landing on a crushed stone surface. He suffered a fractured left arm, fractured pelvis, and diaphragmatic hernia. A safety lanyard was not attached at the time of the incident.
2018-04-15TonawandaNew YorkEnergy Resource GroupLeg(s)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was using a cart to push a turbine diaphragm out of a temporary sandblasting tent when the wheels encountered sandblasting grit on the floor, which stopped the progress of the cart. When the cart stopped, the weight shifted, causing it to tip over and the diaphragm to fall on the employee’s right leg, breaking it.
2017-09-22ColumbusOhioClayton IndustriesFingertip(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was replacing a diaphragm on a steam generator's feed pump when the 70-pound pump head slipped off a rack and amputated the employee's right ring fingertip (no bone loss).
2017-03-25FreeportIllinoisSnak-King Corp.Multiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
An employee and a coworker were using an air-operated diaphragm pump and hose to transfer hot cooking oil from a fryer into a travel tote. The employees made the connections, turned on the air supply to the pump, and commenced pumping. After a few minutes, the discharge hose split due to the temperature of the oil (approximately 250 degrees) allowing the oil to splash the employee. He suffered third degree burns on his hands, abdomen, groin, and lower extremities.
2016-08-01LincolnNebraskaMondelez InternationalAbdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersPedestrian vehicular incident
An employee was attempting to make a delivery to a store when he was struck by a third-party truck. He suffered multiple fractured ribs, a torn diaphragm, bleeding, and abdomen injuries.
2016-07-11Nebraska CityNebraskaHoneywellFingertip(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was working at the diaphragm crimper when his finger was caught in the point of operation. His right middle fingertip was pinched and had to be amputated.
2016-01-24Three RiversTexasVALERO THREE RIVERS REFINERYMultiple face locationsExposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
An employee was removing a positive displacement diaphragm pump in the wastewater treating unit when potassium hydroxide splashed the employee's eyes and face.
2016-01-16Kansas CityMissouriFORD MOTOR COMPANYChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was operating an industrial truck to move materials that were frozen to the ground. When the materials broke free, they struck and injured another employee that was on break sitting at a picnic table. The employee was pinned between the table and a concrete wall suffering broken ribs and a punctured diaphragm. A second incident occurred on Jan. 19, 2016. An employee was exposed to carbon monoxide as it was pulled in and accidentally vented through an electrical panel due to a fa
2015-10-27Chicago HeightsIllinoisZoetis, LLCBack, including spine, spinal cordContact with hot objects or substances
The injured employee was changing a steam line diaphragm. A second employee turned on the steam and the injured employee experienced first and second degree burns to his back.
2015-09-29Nebraska CityNebraskaElster American Meter Company, LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was holding a metal diaphragm ring with a nylon stick (tool). The roller used to make the lip on a metal ring (diaphragm) came off of the die inside of the machine, causing the piece to be pulled into the rollers as the machine cycled. The employee's right-hand ring finger was amputated by the rollers.
2015-06-20OleanNew YorkDresser Rand CompanyFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was using de-burring tools to remove burrs from a 25 inch metal diaphragm weighing 135 pounds. Two 2x2s were lying flat on a metal table and the diaphragm was placed on top. The employee had finished de-burring the top side of the diaphragm and was in the process of manually flipping it over when the 2x2 on the left side kicked out and the employee's left hand got caught between the fins on the diaphragm and the metal table, amputating the middle fingertip.