DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-11-11KissimmeeFlAMPRO, INC.BODY SYSTEMSDirect exposure to electricity
An employee and co-workers were replacing the existing HID parking lot fixtures with new LED fixtures. During the process of removing the existing fixtures, the lighting circuits were energized by a photocell. The employee attempted to strip wiring to make the electrical connections for the new fixtures when they were electrocuted, resulting in hospitalization.
2021-01-14DuluthGaNew Alliance Services, Inc.Chest, except internal location of diseases or disordersOther fall to lower level more than 30 feet
An employee was standing on a 6-foot ladder while installing light fixtures on a third-floor balcony when he fell three stories from the ladder to the ground floor, resulting in broken ribs and a punctured lung.
2020-06-16ChicagoIllinoisSodexo, Inc.Arm(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee was taking inventory of lighting fixtures in the hallway and then proceeded to come down the stairs. The employee slipped and fell down the stairs, which were wet because wax was being stripped. The employee's head struck the stairs and he sustained three broken bones in his left arm. He was hospitalized and required surgery on his arm.
2020-02-09MoosicPennsylvaniaChristmas Tree Shops IncorporatedHip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
On Feb 9, 2020, at approximately 7:15 PM, an employee was moving between two large fixtures in the storage room to get through to another aisle. The employee struggled to get through and fell onto the concrete floor. The employee was hospitalized with a broken right hip.
2020-01-28Santa Rosa BeachFloridaHenderson Electric of NWF, LLCMultiple body partsOther fall to lower level more than 30 feet
After installing light fixtures in a room of a new 3-story house, an employee opened the door to an elevator shaft thinking it was another room and fell down approximately 36 feet to the ground floor. He suffered fractures to both legs, a vertebra, and an arm and was hospitalized.
2019-09-12Baton RougeLouisianaKohls Department StoresBODY SYSTEMSBites and stings
An employee was bitten by an unknown bug while moving fixtures and products for merchandise setting, requiring hospitalization.
2019-09-09ParagouldArkansasL A Darling Store Fixtures (Paragould Plant - Hwy 49)Lower leg(s)Fall, slip, trip
While racking store fixtures, an employee was struck by a clothing rack that had become stuck in an overhead conveyor. The employee fell to the ground and was hospitalized with a fractured lower left leg.
2019-08-24LakelandFloridaCROWN ELECTRIC, INCBODY SYSTEMSDirect exposure to electricity
An employee was replacing lighting fixtures at a customer's location. The circuit to the section where the employee was working was de-energized, but one fixture was incorrectly tied to a separate circuit, resulting in an electrical shock to the employee.
2019-05-07MontgomeryAlabamaSabel Steel Service, Inc.Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersOverexertion in throwing-multiple episodes
An employee was tossing old light fixtures into a scrap bin when he felt pain in his lower left quadrant. He was admitted to the hospital for surgery to repair a hernia.
2019-04-08MelbourneFloridaEXTREME AIR & ELECTRIC INC.NonclassifiableOther fall to lower level
An employee was in a basket attached to a forklift working on light fixtures. The basket fell off the forks and the employee fell to the ground, suffering fractures.
2019-02-14SanfordFloridaIndustrial Lighting Products, LLCBODY SYSTEMSDirect exposure to electricity, 220 volts or less
An employee was using electrical testing equipment while working with light fixtures and was shocked by a 110-volt current. The employee was hospitalized.
2019-01-25WinfieldKansasNewell Rubbermaid IncForearm(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was working in a boom lift changing out light fixtures when their arm became caught between the lift basket and a rack. The employee was hospitalized with a right radius fracture and open wound.
2018-08-06DenverColoradoMercy HousingLeg(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee was cleaning windows and light fixtures using a step ladder when she lost her footing and fell to the ground, breaking her leg and requiring hospitalization.
2018-08-06Newport NewsVirginiaNewport News Shipbuilding Division of Huntington Ingalls IndustriesFinger(s), fingernail(s)Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
An employee was securing a series of cast iron fixtures called shop blocks (used for material elevation and support) in place by tightening bolts to a rotary table using a pneumatic impact wrench. Before tightening the last bolt, he had to secure the fourth and final shop block. The impact wrench was shifted into its reverse position. When he operated the impact wrench, the bolt backed out and pinched his right pinky finger between the impact tool and the internal cavity of the shop block, resul
2018-04-27HinesIllinoisEdward Hines Junior VA HospitalMultiple body partsStruck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material, n.e.c.
An employee was cleaning her workstation and organizing her files when a section of the acoustical ceiling (tiles and grid), adjacent light fixtures, and portions of the plaster ceiling above suddenly collapsed due to a prolonged, concealed steam leak that weakened the fastener connections. She sustained a cut to her head, bruise to her head, scratches on her neck, a scratch to her left hand, and irritation to her right hand, requiring hospitalization.
2018-03-23MiloMaineJSI STORE FIXTURES, INC.HeadStruck by discharged object or substance
A temporary employee was assembling store fixtures using a staple gun when a 1-inch staple penetrated his head.
2018-02-10HoustonTexasHightower Electric Company, LTDChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersOther fall to lower level
An employee was on a 7-foot step ladder installing ceiling light fixtures. The employee contacted energized wiring with wire strippers and fell from the ladder. The employee was hospitalized for head trauma and broken ribs.
2018-01-22Yazoo CityMississippiMoses Electric, Inc.NonclassifiableDirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
An employee was in a lift changing light fixtures on a pole in front of a house when he contacted a powerline and was shocked, suffering third degree burns.
2018-01-20OrlandoFloridaAhead, LLCCoccygeal regionStruck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was setting up a booth at a merchandise show when two furniture fixtures fell, pushing the employee to the floor and landing partially on top of him. He suffered an ear laceration and fractured tailbone.
2017-08-23CanutilloTexasMonarch Building ServicesHead and trunkOther fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee was on top of cabinets cleaning ceiling fixtures when he lost his balance and fell 8 to 10 feet, requiring hospitalization for a broken back, hip, and nasal bone.
2017-07-10MissoulaMontanaMichaels Stores, IncFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
While moving fixtures, an employee bumped into a fire extinguisher that then fell on and amputated the employee's left index finger.
2017-03-08GallipolisOhioKmartBODY SYSTEMSNonclassifiable
An employee was removing fixtures at a location that was closing when the employee suffered severe coughing. The employee was hospitalized.
2016-08-30MandevilleLouisianaNobles Construction, LLC Finger(s), fingernail(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee was removing light fixtures and fell off a ladder injuring vertebrae and fracturing fingers.
2016-07-15DecaturAlabamaKmart Corporation Multiple body partsOther fall to lower level
Four employees were dumping fixtures from the platform on a forklift into the dumpster. An employee climbed up the side steps of the dumpster to pull fixtures from the platform and fell to the ground fracturing both shoulders, a knee and the nose.
2016-07-08AustinTexasFacilities Solution Group, LLC.Ankle(s)Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet
An employee was installing light fixtures when he came in contact with live electrical wires and sustained a shock. He then fell approximately 14 feet from a 16-foot ladder, breaking his ankle and requiring surgery.
2016-02-22HazelwoodMissouriGKN AerospaceHip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee was blowing chips off parts and fixtures with compressed air in preparation for the next machine set up when he tripped and fell over a tooling post, injuring his hip and requiring surgery.
2016-01-27Dfw AirportTexasSiemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics, LLCBrainOther fall to lower level 26 to 30 feet
An employee was performing maintenance, replacing lights in ceiling fixtures that are 27 feet off of the floor. He was using a scissor lift as a working platform. A coworker operating a gantry crane struck the scissor lift, causing it to topple over and land on conveyor systems that were being built. The employee suffered right heel injuries, a head laceration (requiring stitches), a concussion, and minor contusions and bruising.
2015-08-27MontgomeryAlabamaCDI Contractors, LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
While jacking up a pallet of fixtures and using 2x4s for bracing, an employee had his right index finger and thumb amputated when the pallet came down and smashed the employee's right hand between the pallet and the 2x4s.
2015-03-20Spring HillFloridaTarget NonclassifiableFall on same level due to tripping
An employee was cleaning an old fixture room. One of the fixtures was on the ground. The employee tripped over the fixture and sustained a fracture.