DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2019-02-20HamburgPennsylvaniaJOE JURGIELEWICZ & SON LTD.Multiple body partsStruck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
An employee was using a metal pipe with 1/2-inch tines to scrape the feathers off the side of a dryer. The force of the spinning dryer caught the pipe, which impaled the employee in the upper chest and passed through his shoulder. The force then pulled out the pipe and knocked off the lid of the dryer, sending the employee to the floor. He was hospitalized.
2017-09-26SeguinTexasTyson Foods Inc.Multiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was standing on a feather deck platform checking the feather meal when a coworker opened the wrong feather cooker door. The heat from the open door caused second and third degree burns to the employee's right arm, face, and back.
2017-04-17GainesvilleGeorgiaPackers Sanitation Services, Inc., LTD. (LLC)Finger(s), fingernail(s)Nonclassifiable
An employee was cleaning the quill puller (defeathering machine) with water and amputated the right pinky finger. The machine was not locked out at the time.
2017-04-10BastropTexasDarling Ingredients Inc.Multiple body partsOther jump to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee was clearing the hydrolyzer when backpressure caused hot feathers to discharge onto the employee. As the employee moved out of the way, he fell six feet breaking a bone over his left eye and suffering first and second degree burns to the hands, arms, face and neck.
2015-10-16MasonOhioDown LiteFoot (feet)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
On or about October 16, 2016, while operating the feather press machine, the employee's foot was smashed.