DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-06-18AlbanyTxA L Helmcamp, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker
An employee was carrying natural gas pipe fittings out of a trailer. One of the fittings fell and struck the employee's right thumb as the employee tried to catch it. The thumb was amputated.
2021-03-18KaukaunaWiTidy View Dairy LLCHand(s)Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
Employees were replacing a 6-inch metal pipe fitting. As they were aligning the pipe, it swung into a concrete wall. An employee's hand was caught between the pipe and the wall. The employee was hospitalized for surgery.
2020-08-09EuporaMsPlymouth Tube CompanyNonclassifiableExposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
An employee was opening a valve on an acid prep tank. The pipe fitting was loose and acid sprayed the employee, burning the employee's upper body.
2020-01-24VallejoCaliforniaAlliance Marine Multiple body partsFall on water vehicle
Employees had been laying down fire cloth in the engine room to prepare for pipe fitting and welding repairs. An employee fell approximately 18-20 feet into the hull of a floating maritime academy training vessel and was found lying unconscious. The employee was hospitalized with injuries including gashes to the head and thigh requiring stitches and severe hematomas.
2019-01-09FreeportTexasAnalytic Stress Relieving, Inc.Lower leg(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was working on a scaffold setting up a 30" pipe for pre-heat. The pipe was tack-welded where the set-up was taking place. Workers on the other end of the pipe removed the pipe fitting dogs, and 15 minutes later the tack welds at the set-up area failed. The employee's lanyard was between the pipe and the scaffold deck at the time. When the tack weld failed, this caused the pipe to fall and pinch the employee's left knee against the pipe, cracking the fibula.
2018-03-24FayettevilleArkansasElkhart Products CorporationFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.
An employee was manufacturing copper pipe fittings using a hydraulic press when a fitting fell into the machine. The employee was attempting to retrieve the fitting when the die came down on the employee's left index finger, amputating it at the first knuckle.
2018-03-20ChicagoIllinoisAdvance mechanical Systems, Inc.Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersSlip on substance without fall
An employee was selecting a pipe fitting from a cart for installation. The employee took a fitting from the cart, moved to get back onto a ladder, and slipped. As the employee started to fall, he grabbed the handle on the cart and suffered a hernia, requiring hospitalization and surgery.
2018-02-27WestlakeLouisianaPCL Industrial Construction CompanyFinger(s), fingernail(s)Contact with objects and equipment
An employee's right ring finger was amputated while pipe fitting.
2017-09-18San AntonioTexasImproved Piping ProductsFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee had activated a vertical turret lathe when the table began rotating and the horizontal cutting tool moved toward an unsecured pipe fitting. When the cutting tool contacted the unsecured fitting, it caused the fitting to jump off the table and strike the employee's right hand, fracturing and lacerating the right thumb. Part of the employee's thumb had to be medically amputated.
2017-02-14RacineWisconsinHydraulic Fittings, Inc.Hand(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
An employee was using a screw machine to make pipe fittings when some metal chips jammed the machine. As the employee attempted to clear the chips, the machine crushed the employee's hand.
2016-07-27PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaHerman Goldner Co., Inc.Toes(s), toenail(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was tack welding pipe fittings. A 95 pound fitting fell onto the employee's foot breaking the bone of the big toe. The employee was hospitalized overnight for surgery.
2016-07-06SparlandIllinoisHelena Chemical CompanyMultiple body partsExposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
An employee was removing a pipe fitting when a valve opened and released pressurized anhydrous ammonia, causing chemical burns to the employee's face, chest, and arms.
2016-02-15TampaFloridaHaper Limbach LLCAbdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersOverexertion in lifting-single episode
An employee was lifting a 50 lb. pipe fitting elbow with another employee and suffered an abdominal hernia rupture on his right side.
2015-11-13HoustonTexasPlasson USAFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker
On February 13, 2015, a temporary employee was doing pipe fitting work at the job site and lifted a compressor. The compressor fell down and injured his left index finger. The finger was later amputated.
2015-01-28WynnewoodOklahomaWynnewood Refining Company, LLCLower extremitiesOther fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
On January 28, 2015, an employee was using an 8-foot A-frame ladder to change out pipe fitting at the Hydro Cracker Unit. The employee fell from the ladder while descending, breaking his lower right leg in the ankle area. Employee was transported by ambulance to Pauls Valley, then transferred to the Norman Regional Hospital where he had surgery to set the bone.
2015-01-14CartersvilleGeorgiaNational Steel City Finger(s), fingernail(s)Contact with objects and equipment
An employee was engaging in pipe fitting using a portable grinder and received an amputation to his finger padding.