DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-07-20ElmiraNyKennedy Valve, A Division of McWane, Inc.Foot (feet)Contact with hot objects or substances
An employee was moving a ladle of molten metal by monorail tractor when molten metal spilled onto his leg, causing third degree burns to his foot.
2020-06-22GloversvilleNew YorkSF Fabrics LLCUpper and lower limb(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee was changing an AC filter from a 13 -foot A-frame ladder when a monorail crane system knocked the employee off the ladder. The employee fell to the concrete floor and sustained left arm and left knee fractures requiring hospitalization.
2018-02-19ChicagoIllinoisEvans Food Group LTD.Leg(s)Struck by falling object or equipment
An employee was pushing a lorry tank on a monorail when the monorail broke, causing the lorry tank to fall over and break the employee's leg.
2017-03-21BloomingtonIllinoisBridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLCFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was attempting to load material into a monorail cart. As the employee was pushing the material into the monorail material cups, the employee's right middle finger was pinched between the material shell bar and monorail cart cups. The fingertip had to be surgically amputated.
2016-07-07LincolnNebraskaYankee Hill Brick Mfg. Co.Jaw, chinCompressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was straightening bricks on a jig for the shipping monorail. As the strapping machine on the monorail rotated, the employee's head was caught between the jig and the machine, fracturing her jaw.
2016-04-03InwoodWest VirginiKnauf Insulation, Inc.HeadCaught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee entered a bag holder to access a bag placer carriage and monorail where a bag had fallen. While the employee was kneeling below the monorail to pick up the bag, the bag placer carriage engaged, pinching the employee's head between the carriage and monorail. The employee suffered head lacerations that required sutures, as well as contusions on both sides of the head and nose.
2015-11-24SkokieIllinoisSievert Electric Service & Sales CompanyThigh(s)Struck by object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was assisting in moving a monorail frame steel structure by rigging the frame to a winch and roust about. The steel cable carrying a 1,800 pound steel beam snapped and the steel beam fell to the floor, bounced, and struck the employee on the upper left leg and breaking the femur bone.
2015-07-29HoustonTexasSOUTHWEST GALVANIZING, INC.Multiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
After the galvanizing cycle, material (product) is no longer in the zinc, but is still inside the kettle, at which point two workers will skim the zinc off the top of the kettle. Two monorail cranes carry this beam in and out of the kettle housing. The cranes have chains connected to a bow that holds the beam. The chain between the lifting block of the crane and bow failed; one end of the beam fell, hit the molten zinc vat, and caused a splash. The injured employee was wearing a Nomex suit, face
2015-02-21Mineral WellsTexasHanson Brick East LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
An employee's finger was crushed by the t-pusher of the monorail system during maintenance.
2015-01-08SkokieIllinoisCastwell Products, LLCToes(s), toenail(s)Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
Employee was troubleshooting a monorail lift station. A pneumatic hoist rail on a cylinder was lowered to troubleshoot the equipment. It caught the tip of the employee's boot, fracturing two toes on the right foot.