DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2020-09-01SheboyganWiWatry Industries LLCMultiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was charging an aluminum furnace by adding a solid aluminum ingot into the molten aluminum bath. When the ingot was added, an explosion occurred and the employee sustained burns to multiple parts of the body.
2020-01-07ReadingPennsylvaniaCarpenter TechnologyLower leg(s)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was struck on the lower leg by an ingot that fell from a crane. The employee's right lower leg was fractured.
2020-01-03New CastlePennsylvaniaEllwood Quality Steels CompanyFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee had finished cutting a round metal ingot with a saw. The employee went to move the scrap piece and it fell/sank down into a bed of mechanical rollers. The mechanical rollers are normally used to remove the scrap piece out of the way so the piece can be lifted by a crane. The employee then attempted to manually move the scrap piece by pulling it off of the mechanical rolls. The piece was too heavy and rolled backwards towards the ingot. The employee's left middle finger became trapped
2019-05-13SidneyOhioROSS ALUMINUM CASTINGS, LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was operating a saw to cut a raw aluminum ingot. The employee's finger was smashed between the ingot and the saw table resulting in amputation of the left middle finger from the tip to the top knuckle.
2019-04-05WylieTexasSanden International USA Inc. Fingertip(s)Struck by falling object or equipment
An employee was loading aluminum ingots from a truck to a conveyor belt. An ingot fell and struck the employee on the left index finger, causing an amputation to the tip.
2018-07-10HerculaneumMissouriJV DevelopmentBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee became overheated while casting molten lead ingots, requiring hospitalization for severe heat exhaustion.
2017-08-31New OrleansLouisianaCoastal Cargo Company LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Water vehicle incident, n.e.c.
An employee was holding a 4x4 piece of wood against the wall of a vessel while a forklift operator placed a bundle of zinc ingots alongside the wood. The forklift operator went too far into the bundle, which caused the forklift blades to push against the 4x4, smashing and partially amputating the employee's right thumb.
2017-05-18PuebloColoradoDionisio Metal & Iron, Inc.Upper extremitiesContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was loading an aluminum, oil-fired furnace (to make aluminum ingots) when a coworker threw a coil-covered shock into the furnace. The shock ruptured and sprayed hot oil onto the employee, resulting in third degree burns to the upper extremities.
2017-01-06PhelpsWisconsinBerntsen Brass & Aluminum Foundry, Inc.Multiple body partsExplosion, n.e.c.
An employee was placing a zinc ingot into an induction melting electric furnace. When the zinc ingot contacted the molten metal, the furnace blew up, causing severe burns to the employee's upper body and minor burns to a coworker.
2017-01-04Menomonee FallsWisconsinInventix Manufacturing, LLCLeg(s)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was moving a cart of zinc bars/ingots to a reclaim furnace to be melted down. The cart wheels were caught in pit holes on the floor, causing the cart to tip over and the bars of ingots to fall on his left leg. He suffered a compound fracture and was hospitalized.
2016-07-18BirminghamAlabamaBermco AluminumBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was working in the ingot cooling and stacking area when he became overheated. The employee was hospitalized for heat exhaustion.
2016-04-06JacksonvilleFloridaEnkei America, Inc.-JacksonvilleHand(s)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was running the casting machine when he noticed that the charge bucketful of ingots had come off of the elevator. When he attempted to pick up the ingots that had fallen onto the floor, the carrier arms (part of the chain lift elevator device) that held the charge bucket in place came down and struck his right hand, breaking it. He was hospitalized.
2016-02-18PrescottKansasCustom Alloy Sales 34P LLCBODY SYSTEMSIndirect exposure to electricity
While walking on stairs, an employee was electric shocked on his left side by the handrail. The stairs were located near where the ingots come off the line.