DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2019-04-24ChicagoIllinoisHi-Tek Environmental, Inc. dba STAT Analysis CorporationHead and trunkExposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
An employee was working in a laboratory and was pouring 1:1 HN03 (nitric acid) out of a 1000ml flask into a 4-liter reagent bottle inside a fume hood when the neck of the 1000ml flask broke and HN03 splashed onto the employee's chest and face. The employee was hospitalized for chemical burns to the chest and face.
2018-08-14ShawanoWisconsinAarrowcast Inc. Finger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
An employee was unjamming a guide wheel in a flask elevator. When the guide wheel was unjammed, it moved and pinched the employee's finger, resulting in a right middle finger amputation below the fingernail. The flask elevator was not locked/tagged out at the time.
2018-07-24SalemOhioKorff Holdings, LLCMultiple face locationsStruck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was placing a weight on top of a mold. The weight slipped off, striking the employee on the left foot. The employee then hit his head against the metal flask surrounding the mold. He suffered a crushing injury to the foot and a fracture to the forehead and sinus area, and was hospitalized.
2017-05-30ClevelandOhioAMERICAN BRONZE CORP.Fingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was shaking out a mold and lowering a flask when his left hand was crushed between the flask and a pattern, amputating his left ring fingertip.
2015-12-16MilwaukeeWisconsinMotor Castings CompanyHand(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was troubleshooting an upper and lower flask of a mold trying to get the upper flask to seat on the lower flask properly. The flasks came together and crushed the employee's hands.