DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-11-06Monroe CityMoTODD CREASON CONSTRUCTION, INC.Multiple body partsStruck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
On November 6, 2021, an employee was spray painting a petroleum pipeline for rust prevention. The pipeline is supported by wood log cribbing and subject to move when the temperature rises. The pipeline fell and pinned the employee down in the excavation. The employee sustained several broken ribs, breathing obstruction, contusion, and loss of consciousness. He was hospitalized.
2021-11-04DelhiLaBoardwalk Pipeline Partners LPBODY SYSTEMSStings and venomous bites
An employee was replacing parts of a pipeline system. The employee pulled a pipeline marker pole from the ground, which made a deep void in the soil. When he reached into the hole to grab the leads, a copperhead snake bit the inside of his right elbow.
2021-10-29Grand CaneLaDT MidstreamForearm(s)Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate
A pig was being run through a pipeline. Residual pressure forced the pig out of the barrel and it struck a door that had just been opened, which in turn struck an employee on the left arm. The employee suffered a compound fracture just below the elbow and was hospitalized, undergoing surgery.
2021-06-08MorristownNjThe Napp-Grecco CompanyBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was cleaning up a work area after conducting pipeline construction and excavation operations. The employee developed severe leg cramps and was hospitalized, suffering from heat stress.
2021-05-15AliquippaPaSunoco Pipeline L.P.Multiple trunk locationsNonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.
An employee and a co-worker were conducting work on the pipeline right-of-way. The co-worker went across the bridge to help guide the employee as he drove a side-by-side utility task vehicle (UTV) across the bridge. As he crossed the bridge, the boards along the right side began to give way. The employee hit the accelerator, trying to make it across the bridge. He made it across and the UTV veered to the right, ultimately striking a tree. The UTV rode up the side of the tree, coming to a stop wh
2021-04-21OrangeTxVecta Environmental Services - Louisiana OfficeUpper and lower limb(s)Contact with hot objects or substances
An employee was inspecting a pipeline after hydroblasting. The employee was blasted with a sudden burst of high-pressure steam, suffering burns to the shoulders, hands, and knees.
2021-02-26JoplinMoSouthern Star Central Gas Pipeline IncThigh(s)Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire
An employee was exiting a vehicle to determine why a tool had gotten stuck in a pipeline. The pipeline ruptured. Flying debris struck the employee's left leg, breaking the femur.
2020-09-09OrlandoFlTECO Peoples GasBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was outdoors carrying equipment to locate pipelines when he started cramping. He was hospitalized for possible dehydration.
2020-08-18Great FallsMtXylemFinger(s), fingernail(s)Contact with objects and equipment
An employee was installing an 18-inch pipeline flange that weighed about 150 pounds. The flange made contact with the employee's right thumb, lacerating and breaking it.
2020-07-24Kansas CityMissouriSpire Inc.BODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was working outside installing pipeline and doing directional drilling. The employee became dehydrated and was hospitalized.
2020-07-02East SyracuseNew YorkUltra Dairy, LLCMultiple body partsContact with hot objects or substances
An employee was trying to repair a leaking valve on a pipeline that delivered milk product to a milk carton filling machine. A spray of steam came out of the filling machine, contacting his right hand, face, and neck. He suffered second-degree burns to the right hand and his right side.
2020-04-16StantonTexasForza Pipeline ServicesLower leg(s)Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
An employee was installing a pipeline in a trench. The employee coiled tubing on a spool and was attempting to tie in two pipe ends when the pipe slipped and flexed, striking and fracturing the employee's fibula.
2020-03-25New MilfordPennsylvaniaWilliams Fingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was doing pipeline maintenance work. While the employee was inserting a pig into a barrel, the employee's left middle finger got stuck between the pig and the barrel. The fingertip was amputated.
2020-03-03DilleyTexasSouthcross Energy Partners, LLC.Multiple body partsStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was receiving a pig from the pipeline, when the pig exploded through the cover. The employee sustained a fractured hand and a concussion.
2020-01-08WestbrookTexasWHC Energy ServicesBrainStruck by swinging part of powered vehicle
An employee was struck in the head by a boom from a buggy during trenching operations for pipeline construction.
2019-09-05ClymerPennsylvaniaDiversified Gas & Oil CorporationMultiple body partsIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
While an employee was preparing a coupler for installation on a pipeline, residual natural gas flared and caught fire. The employee was hospitalized with burns to the face and arms.
2019-08-28BayonneNew JerseyIMTT-BAYONNEMultiple face locationsExposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
Two employees were removing a flange blank from a pipeline when they were sprayed by a 50% sodium hydroxide caustic solution. They were hospitalized with third degree chemical burns to the eyes and face.
2019-08-23StaffordTexasQuest Integrity LLCToes(s), toenail(s)Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
Employees were moving a pipeline inspection tool barrel. The injured employee was pulling on the rigging in order to allow a forklift to move the barrel through an open door. As the barrel was coming through the door, the rigging slipped off the fork and the barrel landed on the employee's foot. The employee's two left toes adjacent to his big toe were amputated.
2019-08-15MentoneTexasCornerstone SynergyHand(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
An employee sandblasting a pipeline. The sandblasting medium was not blowing well, so he approached the compressor; when the hose was disconnected, the machine sandblasted his left hand. He was hospitalized.
2019-08-09SarasotaFloridaTideline StaffingBrainStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was using compressed air to blow a sponge through a concrete pipeline to clean the pipe. The employee was disengaging the fitting of the air hose reducer, which was still under pressure, when the reducer struck the employee just below the hard hat line. The employee suffered a concussion, brain bleed, and forehead laceration.
2019-08-06EldoradoTexasWrenched Up Roustabouts, LLC.Multiple body partsIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
An employee was using an electric jackhammer to break up rock under a pipeline. Flammable gas reacted with the electric motor of the jackhammer, causing a flash fire. The employee was burned on the forearms and face.
2019-08-04Deer ParkTexasOxy Vinyls Deer ParkBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee became dehydrated (due to the weather) while overseeing a pipeline project.
2019-07-26BayonneNew JerseyGulf Island Fabrication, Inc Finger(s), fingernail(s)Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
An employee was trying to remove round bar risers from pipelines to replace them with marine board risers. He rigged two pipelines to be elevated so that the round bar could be cut off and replaced with marine board. His hand was on an outside pipe and when the two rigged pipelines were elevated, they swung and collided with his right hand. His right middle finger was crushed and had to be surgically amputated.
2019-07-19HockleyTexasStrike, LLCForearm(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
An employee was using a sandblasting gun on a pipeline. The gun hit his right arm and the sandblast media caused an open wound on the forearm.
2019-07-15West MilfordWest VirginiWard's Pipeline Mowing. LLCChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersJack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway
An employee was operating a tractor with a bush clearing device attached to the rear to mow along the pipeline. While descending a steep grade, the tractor slipped, turned sideways, and then rolled over. The employee sustained multiple fractured ribs, collapsed lungs, and lacerations to the head and elbow.
2019-06-29MetzWest VirginiMichels CorporationJaw, chinStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
Employees were "daylighting" (exposing) a 2-inch pipeline in the ground to remove the pipeline. Thirty feet of pipe was already exposed. An excavator was digging down 6 inches to expose the pipeline. When the bucket of dirt was rotated away from the pipeline, the tooth of the bucket struck the pipe causing the far end of the pipe to shift and strike an employee at the far end of the pipeline (30 feet) in the neck and jaw. The employee was hospitalized for a fractured jaw.
2019-06-21The WoodlandsTexasHussmann Services CorporationLeg(s)Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire
An employee was following up on preventive maintenance when a pressured pipeline exploded. As a result, the employee was hospitalized and suffered a leg amputation.
2019-06-18ChickashaOklahomaGlobal Pipeline, LLCUpper and lower limb(s)Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids
An employee was operating a trenching machine when it struck an old, unmarked natural gas pipeline. The machine caught fire before the operator could turn it off; he suffered burns to his right hand as he left the cab, as well as a broken right knee and left wrist as he jumped to the ground. He was hospitalized.
2019-06-03Mineral WellsWest VirginiSystem One Holdings LLCHeartWalking, without other incident-single episode
A pipeline inspector was walking up a hill when he started having pain in his chest and shoulder. The employee was hospitalized for a potential heart issue.
2019-04-25RichmondTexasPrincipal Services, Ltd. BrainStruck against stationary object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was working inside a 14-foot excavation laying pipeline when a clog of dirt (football size) hit his shoulder. He turned around and ran, then hit his head on an excavator bucket. He was hospitalized with a severe head injury and concussion.
2018-09-15BelmontWisconsinLactalis USA Belmont, Inc.Multiple body partsExposure to harmful substances or environments
On September 15, 2018, an employee removed a pipeline cap on a CIP line and was burned by hot water and chemicals. The employee suffered burns to the face, back, arms, and legs.
2018-09-15BridgeportWest VirginiPrecision Pipeline, LLCAbdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersJack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway
At about 5:00 p.m. on September 15, 2018, an employee was driving a utility vehicle at a natural gas pipeline site when it flipped over. The employee suffered a potential stomach tear and was hospitalized.
2018-08-22MentoneTexasAmerican Pipeline and Construction, LLCNonclassifiableStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
Three employees were performing maintenance on a pipeline by using a pig to clean the line when a hose connected to the pressurized line flew back and struck two employees. The air from the hose injured the third employee. Two of the employees were hospitalized with broken bones and abrasions.
2018-08-01MidlandTexasQuality Integrated Services, Inc.NonclassifiableExplosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire
An employee was walking away from a pipeline when it exploded. He suffered second-degree burns.
2018-07-20CameronWest VirginiMichels CorporationFoot(feet) and leg(s)Fall on same level, n.e.c.
An employee was staging an air compressor that was set on a trailer in preparation to run a "pig" through a pipeline. The trailer wheels jumped the vehicle chocks and started to roll. The employee tried to grab the trailer to keep it from rolling. The employee fell to the ground and the jack stand for the trailer landed on the employee's legs. The employee suffered a fractured left leg and possible fracture to a right toe, requiring hospitalization.
2018-06-20HoustonTexasH & M Mechanical Constructors, Inc.Multiple body partsStruck by discharged object or substance
An employee was helping a crew inspect a newly installed pipeline. High-pressure water and construction debris escaped from the pipeline during pigging operations, knocking over the employee and injuring their head, torso, and leg.
2018-06-14MontrosePennsylvaniaRockford CorporationThigh(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
An employee was sandblasting on a pipeline when the blasting hose became tangled. As he pulled on the hose to release it, he inadvertently hit the trigger of the blasting gun. Blasting media then hit his upper thigh, causing an abrasion/laceration.
2018-06-02OdessaTexasApplus RTD USA, Inc.Fingertip(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.
An employee was in the process of moving a piece of equipment (pipeline scanning tool) that was attached to a large pipeline. The employee's left hand was in a pinch point when the equipment was engaged. The scanning tool closed down onto the pipeline catching the employee's left hand in a pinch point resulting in lacerations and amputation of the left pinky fingertip.
2018-03-09Whiteman Air Force BaseMissouriUS Dept of Defense/ USAF 509 Bomb WingFinger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Employees were replacing the double block-and-bleed valve on an aircraft fuel check-out stand when one employee's finger became caught between the pipeline valve and the stationary pipe. The injured employee was wearing leather gloves. The left middle finger was de-gloved and later received a partial medical amputation.
2018-02-22BronteTexasWTG Jameson, LPFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was attempting to blow down a pipeline pigging receiver chamber to load the pig when the chamber door swung open under pressure and hit the employee's right hand and knee. The employee's right middle finger was amputated.
2018-01-24Saint AugustineFloridaMarinex Construction, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle
An employee and his crew were connecting a float hose and a head section (floating pipeline for hydraulic dredge). He was tying a 2-inch polypropylene line from the dredge tender to the pontoon tank when his left ring and pinky fingers were caught and amputated between the line and the bit.
2017-10-09Pingree GroveIllinoisHENKELS & MC COY, INC.BrainStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
On October 9, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., a traveling crew was working on a new natural gas pipeline installation. The crew was forcefully inserting a plunger (under mechanical pressure from an excavator) into the pipeline for standard pipe cleaning when its apparatus became disconnected from the excavator and flew out, striking the injured employee in the head/face. He lost consciousness and suffered a concussion, multiple contusions, multiple abrasions, and fractures to the nose and nas
2017-09-28EdgardLouisianaEnterprise Product CompanyWrist(s)Collision between water vehicle and object
An employee was in a boat, inspecting a pipeline, when the boat hit something in the water and ejected the employee from the seat. The employee hit the boat floor and suffered a forehead laceration and fractured left wrist.
2017-09-22PecosTexasB & L Equipment Rentals, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee's left hand was caught by a pipeline that was being lowered by a rig, partially amputating his thumb, index finger, and forefinger up to the knuckle. He was hospitalized.
2017-09-20DallasTexasDriver Pipeline Company, Inc.NonclassifiableIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
An employee was performing pipeline tie-in activities when a natural gas product ignited, causing a flash fire that caused second degree burns to the employee.
2017-08-25CantonOhioMPW Industrial Services, Inc.Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disordersStruck by discharged object or substance
An employee was standing approximately 20 feet away from a coworker that was hooking up a 6,000 psi sewer jet to clean out a pipeline. When the hose was turned on in the truck, the hose came out of the pipeline and sprayed the employee's chest just below the breast line. The employee was cut and hospitalized.
2017-08-24CushingOklahomaTulsa Inspection Resources, LLCThoracic regionFall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface
An employee was inspecting and photographing pipeline installation activities when he stepped backwards into an impression in the ground. He lost his balance and fell, hitting his head on a lowboy trailer. He was hospitalized with fractured vertebrae in his upper back.
2017-08-09LexingtonIllinoisNPL ConstructionHand(s) and arm(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was removing a plug from a 6-inch pipeline when pressure in the line caused it to blow off and strike his hand and arm, requiring surgery.
2017-08-08DenverColoradoSouthwest Concrete PumpingFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was helping a concrete pump operator with a concrete system. He was trying to pick up a 4'' clamp that was wedged under the concrete pipeline when it surged, smashing his right middle finger and amputating the fingertip.
2017-07-27ClaridgePennsylvaniaWeleded ConstructionLeg(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
An employee was operating an excavator to excavate a pipeline. While scooping the bucket toward the machine, it hit a rock, and a tooth broke off and went through the windshield of the excavator. The employee sustained a broken right leg.
2017-07-10MangumOklahomaTransAmerican Underground LLPBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was overcome by heat stress while loading a rig at a pipeline construction site, requiring hospitalization.
2017-07-01West UnionWest VirginiPrecision Pipeline, LLCArm(s)Struck by discharged object or substance
While sandblasting a pipeline, an employee stepped on the sandblaster's air hose. The nozzle then swung toward the employee, and sandblast media was injected into his arm.
2017-06-27ChannelviewTexasStolt Tankers USA IncFinger(s), fingernail(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee was moving a pipeline reducer from one dock to another dock when he slipped and fell. His right index finger was caught and crushed between the pipeline reducer and the concrete walking surface. It had to be amputated at the first knuckle.
2017-06-20BeallsvilleOhioMichels Pipeline ConstructionFoot (feet)Fall, slip, trip
On June 20, 2017, an employee was working on a pipe while standing on skids stacked on the pipeline. The employee was closing the valve on the pipe so it could be tested for leaks when the skids shifted and the employee fell. The flange of the pipeline hit the employee's right foot, amputating it from the ball of the foot forward.
2017-06-12CoatesvillePennsylvaniaAtlantic Roofing CorpForearm(s)Contact with hot objects or substances
While replacing a roof, an employee walked by an asphalt lugger. The pipeline burst and sprayed hot asphalt on the employee, causing second degree burns on both forearms and requiring hospitalization.
2017-05-01Fort CollinsColoradoComplete Energy Services, Inc.Ankle(s) and leg(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
While loading water from a pipeline into a trailer, an employee was struck by a pipeline pig that ejected out of the pipeline. The employee suffered a broken ankle and leg.
2017-03-28WestwegoLouisianaCORNERSTONE CHEMICAL COMPANYBODY SYSTEMSExposure to other harmful substances
An employee was tracing an acetonitrile solution pipeline to verify which pipe was leaking from the pipe rack when he came into contact with the chemical mist. He experienced a headache and signs of exposure to acetonitrile, requiring hospitalization.
2017-02-01AnnaTexasEnterprise Products Partners, L.P.Multiple trunk locationsPedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone
An employee was fixing a damaged pipeline and was struck by a pickup truck. The employee suffered a broken leg, rib trauma, damaged spleen and a punctured lung.
2017-01-09BirminghamAlabamaMiller PipelineAnkle(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee was replacing a natural gas pipeline when he slipped on ice and fractured his left ankle.
2016-10-12SpringfieldOhioThe Fishel CompanyMultiple face locationsStruck by object or equipment
Employees were installing an 8 inch pipeline and one employee was hospitalized as the result of a pipe failure. The employee's injuries included facial lacerations and fractures to the nose and forehead.
2016-10-12LewesDelawareSPI Pharma, Inc.Multiple face locationsStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was clearing a blockage in a pipeline and proceeded to blow the line with compressed air. There was a filter screen in the line. The lid on top of the filter screen blew off the filter striking the employee in the face. The employee was hospitalized for a fractured nose and other facial bones.
2016-09-27Greenwell SpringsLouisianaGrady Crawford Construction Co, Inc.Thigh(s)Nonclassifiable
An employee installing water piping was injured after attempting to close/clamp a cracked pipeline. The employee suffered a broken femur and was hospitalized.
2016-08-10Van HornTexasWHC, LLCMultiple body partsOther jump to lower level
An employee was using a side boom along a pipeline when the wooden mat broke apart and the lift began to rock. The employee exited the side boom and landed on some rocks, injuring his left elbow, ribs, abdominal area, lungs, and the right side of his face. He was hospitalized.
2016-07-13ZacharyLouisianaTrade Construction Company, L.L.C.BODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was hospitalized after exhibiting symptoms of heat stress during a pipeline certification course.
2016-06-21HoustonTexasDigco, LLCHand(s)Exposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
An employee was repairing a pipeline at a residential home. The employee took the pipe apart and was handling the pipe and fittings when contaminated debris from within the pipeline contacted the back of his hand. He suffered skin irritation to his left hand that became infected and swollen.
2016-04-06MaryvilleIllinoisKeller Construction, Inc.NonclassifiableExplosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire
An employee was operating a soil stabilizer when the equipment struck a high-pressure natural gas pipeline. The pipeline burst into flames and exploded, causing burns to the employee.
2016-02-02Stone LakeWisconsinCharp's Welding and fabricating, IncFinger(s), fingernail(s)Injured by handheld object or equipment
An employee's left ring finger was partially amputated after being struck by a sledge hammer while the employee was repairing a 34-inch pipeline.
2016-01-30Port LavacaTexasBob White Energy ServicesNonclassifiableStruck by discharged object or substance
An employee was attempting to pump water into a natural gas line. After he was given the "all clear" sign by the pipeline supervisor, he opened a water valve and was instantly struck and injured by pressurized water. The gas line was not de-energized at the time.
2016-01-06DickinsonNorth DakotaLoenbro Pipeline, LLCTooth (teeth)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was hydrostatic pressure-testing a section of pipeline when a pipe coupling separated and struck him in the face, lacerating his upper lip and causing dental trauma.
2015-11-20CastorLouisianaEnterprise Products CompanyMultiple body partsDirect exposure to electricity
Two maintenance employees were troubleshooting a switch gear at an unmanned pipeline compressor station when an arc flash occurred. One employee was hospitalized after receiving burns on his hands and face. Another employee was treated, but was not hospitalized.
2015-11-03BeaumontTexasWillbros Construction U.S., L.L.C.Fingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Two employees were bolting round flanges into a pipeline formation. One employee was torqueing with a ratchet while the other was holding a multiplier that was attached to the ratchet with the use of an extender. There was another 2" flange (which extended further out than the flange that was being bolted) that was in the middle of the flange that they were bolting. They were torqueing the bolts on the flange in sequence/series. When they started the last round of torqueing, the employee hol
2015-09-02Kennedy Space CenterFloridaSDB Engineers and Constructors, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Stings and venomous bites
While prepping a pipeline prior to painting, an employee was bitten on the left middle finger by a rattlesnake. He was hospitalized for treatment.
2015-08-10StillwaterOklahomaAdvantage Energy Services LLCFoot (feet)Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area
During pipeline construction and while stringing pipe, a track hoe operator was unloading pipe from a delivery truck when an employee walked behind the track hoe on the operator's blind side. The track hoe backed up onto the employee's left foot amputating it.
2015-06-06Elmore CityOklahomaGateway Full Circle Energy ServicesFingertip(s)Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
An employee was using a large wrench to tighten a bore on a boring pipeline. When he finished, he gave the all clear to start the boring. The pipe wrench was not removed from the bore; it swung around and struck him on his left-hand pinky finger, amputating the fingertip.
2015-06-03AmarilloTexasAR Daniel Construction, Inc.Multiple face locationsStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
On or about 3 June 2015, at approximately 1825 hours, an AR Daniel Construction employee was hospitalized due to an injury acquired at the jobsite. The employee was working in a trench under the railroad tracks located at Grand and 3rd street in Amarillo, Texas, when he was struck in the face by a piece of angle iron that was being used to hoist the pipeline that he was working near. The angle iron was inside the pipe, and a line was tied to the angle iron to hoist the pipe up enough for the emp
2015-05-24Port ArthurTexasGulf CooperToes(s), toenail(s)Slip without fall, n.e.c.
An employee working on a ship was installing a valve into a pipeline. The employee slipped and a toe was caught between the valve and pipeline.
2015-04-11KermitTexasBrazos Rock EnergyMultiple body partsIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
On or about 11 April 2015, at approximately 0830 hours, a Brazos Rock Energy employee received burns on his wrist and face when flammable gasses that accumulated during a pipeline hot tap ignited. The employee was helping a welder weld the pipe sections together when two pin-sized holes on a section of pipe 10 feet from the operation leaked flammable gasses into the pipe and surrounding area. The gasses accumulated to a level sufficient enough to cause a flash fire, which burned the employee.
2015-04-04HuntsvilleAlabamaCharlotte Pipe & Foundry CompanyHip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping, n.e.c.
An employee was working on the pipeline. A pipe came off of the trough and coiled on the floor. The employee tried to straighten out the coiled pipe. His feet became tangled in the pipe, causing him to fall to the floor. He fractured his hip.
2015-03-06CalhounLouisianaAtmos Energy CorporationLower leg(s)Struck against stationary object or equipment
A contractor hired to replace an old pipeline damaged it with a backhoe and created a leak. There was a trench about 3 feet deep and 18 inches wide. The injured employee was on scene to evaluate the leak. He moved from one side of the trench to the other. The soil on the opposite side gave way and exposed a tree root; he hit his chin on that root. The employee broke two bones in his left leg about 2 inches from his ankle.
2015-02-25DillonvaleOhioSheehan PipelineLeg(s)Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
Employee clearing trees for a gas/oil pipeline installation was pinned between two trees and broke a leg.
2015-01-30OrlaTexasRegency Energy Partners Multiple body partsStruck by dislodged flying object, particle
Pipeline was being cleaned using a pig. The pig shot out of the pipeline and struck the employee, causing injuries to the lower part of his body.