DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-09-03ClarenceNyKreher Enterprises, LLCFingertip(s)Struck by falling object or equipment
An employee was assembling an irrigation unit when a metal support bracket fell and pinched their right index finger against a metal bar. The fingertip was amputated at the first knuckle.
2021-06-28Lake VillageArEVERS ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.Hand(s)Direct exposure to electricity
Employees were tracing a line of a transformer to conduct repair after the transformer had been struck by lightning. The transformer was for an irrigation machine. Employees dug a ditch and found that there was another primary line which was damaged and not in use. The injured employee was checking this line with a low voltage meter. When he checked the second phase, an arc flash occurred. The employee was hospitalized with burns to his left hand.
2021-06-21ClarenceNyKreher Enterprises, LLCAnkle(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was laying irrigation pipe when a passing mower threw debris that lacerated and broke the employee's left ankle.
2021-04-13LakewoodCoColorado Mills Mall LPAnkle(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee was checking for an irrigation leak near a retaining wall when the employee slipped and fell from the retaining wall to the concrete below, resulting in a broken ankle.
2021-03-31LompocCaFederal Bureau of Prisons - FCC LompocKnee(s)Fall on same level, n.e.c.
While loading cattle, an employee attempted to evade a yearling cow and fell onto an irrigation pipe, causing a deep laceration to the left knee.
2020-09-14HelenaMtMontana Valley Irrigation, LLCHand(s)Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
An employee was replacing a 25hp electric agricultural water pump in an irrigation pumphouse and received an electric shock of 480 volts. The employee sustained burns to the hands.
2019-09-05Beverly HillsFloridaT Lyman Golf, LLCBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was using a shovel while working on an irrigation system. The employee suffered heat exhaustion.
2019-07-31BerlinWisconsinLeach Farms IncMultiple body partsFall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway
An employee was receiving irrigation pipes while standing on a moving trailer connected to a tractor. The employee fell from the trailer and was run over by the tractor/trailer, suffering fractures to the ribs, a scapula, neck vertebrae, and facial bones.
2019-07-08OxfordMississippiSmith Lawn Management, LLCBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee became ill while installing irrigation pipe. The employee was hospitalized, suffering from heat fatigue.
2019-06-04LyonsGeorgiaS.A.B.E., Inc.Head and neckInjured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker
An employee was cutting a steel irrigation pipe with a powered concrete saw. The saw kicked back and lacerated the employee's face and neck.
2019-01-29Fort HallIdahoBureau of Indian AffairsNonclassifiableContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was burning debris in an irrigation canal when he lost his balance and fell into the canal, which contained hot ash and burning weeds. He was hospitalized with skin burns.
2018-08-27HartleyTexasG & T FarmsBODY SYSTEMSStings and venomous bites
An employee was working on an irrigation pivot when a rattlesnake bit his right shin.
2018-07-13CantonIllinoisTCI Companies, Inc.Eye(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
An employee was installing an underground irrigation system when a cap for a 2-inch PVC pipe blew off with approximately 60 pounds of pressure and struck the employee in the right eye area, causing a laceration above the right eye and fractured right eye socket.
2017-09-08Mountain HomeIdahoOwyhee Farming, LLCFaceStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was repairing a hand line irrigation system when a riser blew and hit him in the face.
2017-04-05Riviera BeachFloridaCheney Brothers, IncBODY SYSTEMSDirect exposure to electricity
An employee was relocating a parking sign. While digging the relocation hole, the employee made contact with a cracked, buried PVC pipe. The employee initially thought it was irrigation piping, but upon closer examination saw electrical wiring and received a shock while attempting to isolate the exposed wiring.
2016-09-23DoverFloridaFlorida Pacific Farms LLCBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was maintaining an irrigation system and fainted due to heat-related illness.
2016-09-06GoodingIdahoA & G Irrigation BrainStruck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
On September 6, 2016, an employee moving an irrigation pivot with a boom truck was struck in the head by the overhaul ball when the cable moving the load snapped. The employee was hospitalized.
2016-08-24FlourtownPennsylvania The Philadelphia Cricket ClubBrainStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was mowing around a bunker on the golf course. An irrigation flag or a stone shot up from the mower and struck the employee in the head.
2016-08-24MaltaIdahoJ. R. Simplot CompanyBack, including spine, spinal cordOther fall to lower level
An employee was standing on a small trailer loading irrigation pipe, slipped and fell to the ground breaking bones in the back.
2016-07-13Fernandina BeachFloridaYellowstone Landscape-Southeast, LLC BODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was digging up the irrigation piping system because it was not working and was planning on troubleshooting the system. While he was digging, he felt dizzy, got cold chills, and then sat down and drank water to cool down. When he stood up, he began to vomit and required hospitalization for dehydration. The temperature and percent relative humidity at the time of the incident was 89 degrees and 59%, respectively.
2016-06-22FarnamNebraskaBrand Electric and Grain Equipment Company, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.
A company was installing an irrigation pivot when the pump malfunctioned, allowing the water to seep back down the hole. When an employee attempted to slow the spinning shaft, it amputated his right-hand pinky and ring fingers.
2016-04-11RupertIdahoThe Sprinkler Shop, IncKnee(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was lowering an irrigation pipe into a trench when the pipe slipped from its rigging. The employee's knee was caught between the falling pipe and a coupler screw, requiring surgery to remove shattered bones from the knee.
2015-09-02PrestonIdahoIrrigation Aid, IncArm(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was installing water irrigation piping and pivots. A pipe broke and hit the employee on the arm, breaking it and resulting in hospitalization and surgery.
2015-05-18ColquittGeorgiaFlint Equipment Co.BrainOther fall to lower level
An employee was standing on a fixed metal ladder at the pivot point on an irrigation system while using an electrical tester to determine if power was getting to the junction box. He incurred injuries from an electrical shock, which caused him to fall off the ladder. He also received head injuries from the fall.
2015-03-23BellvueColoradoGLH Construction, Inc.Lower leg(s)Excavation or trenching cave-in
Employee broke leg while installing a cap on an irrigation line in a 4-foot trench. The sides of the trench caved in on the employee, fracturing his right leg between the knee and ankle.