DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-04-09Sioux FallsSdUnited Ground ExpressNeck, except internal location of diseases or disordersOther fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee was standing at the top of a belt loader, getting ready to load an airplane with luggage. The loader was energized, and the employee fell to the concrete about 6 feet 7 inches below. He suffered a laceration to the back of the head, as well as a C6-C7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery.
2020-04-08HoustonTexasUNITED AIRLINESChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersCollision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway
An employee was driving a luggage cart in the drive lane. Another cart approached from the opposite direction; the employee swerved and made contact with a parked luggage cart. The parked cart's spring-loaded hitch detached and struck the employee, breaking the employee's ribs.
2019-09-01ChicagoIllinoisUnited Airlines, Inc.Lower leg(s)Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway
An employee was driving an electric cargo tractor back to his station. The tractor was pulling an empty luggage cart. While taking a sharp right turn, the employee was ejected from the tractor and sustained a fracture to the lower left leg.
2019-08-28AtlantaGeorgiaDelta AirlinesBrainStruck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was loading bags onto a luggage cart. A bag fell off a luggage slide and struck the employee in the head. The employee was hospitalized with a head injury.
2019-01-30NewarkNew JerseyUnited AirlinesKnee(s)Bending, crawling, reaching, twisting-single episode
On 01/30/2019, at 0855, an employee was moving luggage from a cart to a belt loader when he twisted and felt his knee pop. He sustained a dislocated knee and torn ligaments.
2019-01-15Eau ClaireWisconsinMENARD, INC.Leg(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee was carrying luggage and descending the stairs from a plane when the employee reached ground level and slipped on black ice. She injured her leg, requiring hospitalization.
2018-07-12ChicagoIllinoisUnited Services CompaniesBack, including spine, spinal cordOverexertion in lifting-single episode
An employee injured his back while lifting luggage from the trunk of a vehicle.
2017-07-25MiamiFloridaEulen America, Inc.Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersOverexertion in lifting-single episode
An employee was lifting luggage repeatedly when he felt a sharp pain in his lower abdomen due to a hernia. He was hospitalized and had surgery.
2017-07-14OrlandoFloridaSiemens CorporationElbow(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee was at the airport walking away from the baggage claim area with her luggage and computer case in front of her. The luggage fell in a hole on the concrete sidewalk causing the employee to trip and fall over the luggage. The employee was admitted to the hospital for a fracture to the right elbow.
2017-01-23HoustonTexasAir Serve Corp.Hip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over self
An employee was helping passengers load luggage when he tripped and fell forward, landing on and fracturing his right hip. He was hospitalized for surgery.
2016-06-28OrlandoFloridaAmerican Airlines, IncFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was rotating (spinning) a luggage dolly when his left index finger was caught in the dolly, amputating his fingertip.
2016-06-10JamaicaNew YorkAmerican Airlines Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
While loading luggage into a can and dolly, an employee's hand became caught in a pinch point, partially amputating the middle finger.
2015-12-14ChicagoIllinoisUnited Airlines, Inc.Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersOverexertion in lifting-multiple episodes
An employee was loading a plane on the ramp with carry-on luggage from the jet bridge when he felt a pop and pain in his stomach area. He was hospitalized for a possible hernia.
2015-11-17NewarkNew JerseyAirServ Corp.Hand(s) and finger(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee's hand was caught between two belt rollers on a conveyor system while trying to pick up heavy luggage. The employee's hand and fingers were lacerated.
2015-08-12HoustonTexasEnvoy Air, Inc.Head and trunkCaught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.
Two employees were preparing to load luggage onto a plane with a belt loader. When one of the employees turned the loader on it malfunctioned. The loader jumped forward smashing the other employee between the loader and the plane resulting in fractured ribs and a jaw fracture in two places.
2015-06-22HoustonTexasAFC TransporationAnkle(s)Walking, without other incident-single episode
A limousine service employee was taking a customer to the airport. After dropping off luggage with the customer, the employee turned to get back into his vehicle and his knee gave out resulting in a broken ankle. The employee was hospitalized overnight.
2015-02-21AtlantaGeorgiaDelta AirlinesFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
Employee reached below a luggage belt to clear a jam in the domestic counter area. He severed three fingers on his right hand (thumb, pinky, ring).
2015-02-08OrlandoFloridaRosen Hotel & ResortShoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
Employee tripped on luggage in the doorway of a guest room, impacting with the floor, and hurting the left shoulder.