DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-11-05WaldronArTYSON FOODS, INC.Leg(s)Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
An employee was on an elevated stand in front of a suspended production line that moved chickens in front of her. The chickens were connected to the moving line by locking plastic shackles, and two of the shackles got caught together while they were moving on the line. When the employee moved to undo the shackles, she fell approximately 31 inches off the stand to the floor below, resulting in a fractured right leg.
2020-09-25CarrolltonGaPILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATIONFingertip(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
On September 25, 2020, at approximately 3:00 a.m. a maintenance employee was investigating liquid on the shackles on Line 2 in the evisceration department when, while dabbing the liquid with his gloved hand, his glove became caught in the chain line above a shackle resulting in the partial amputation of his right middle fingertip.
2020-06-01MilfordDelawarePerdue Farms, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was hanging chickens on shackles in the evisceration department. While removing a chicken from a hook, the employee's finger was lacerated by a double leg shackle resulting in a partial amputation.
2020-05-07BismarckArkansasMcInnis Brothers Construction, Inc.Toes(s), toenail(s)Struck by falling object or equipment
Employees were lowering the bottom half of a distribution box into an excavation when the shackles became caught on the notch outs. The load was re-rigged with wire to allow the box to be completely set into place. One of the shackles was stuck and the injured employee was trying to get it to break free. The wire broke before the shackle could be released, allowing the load to drop on the employee's foot and partially amputate the employee's left big toe.
2019-05-13Oak GroveLouisianaCarlton Structural Services Corp.Multiple face locationsFall from collapsing structure or equipment 21 to 25 feet
An employee was picking up rigging shackles at the foundation base of a purposed cell tower. A climber on the tower had a tool pouch with a wrench that came loose off of his belt. The tool bag and metal wrench fell and struck the employee in the face, lacerating his upper lip and breaking his jaw and teeth.
2018-08-07HarbesonDelawareAllen Harim Foods, LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
An employee was untangling shackles in the live hang area of a plant when the employee's finger slipped inside a groove in the shackles' track, suffering an avulsion that resulted in a medical amputation.
2017-01-09AuroraSouth DakotaFAGEN, INC.Fingertip(s)Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
An employee had rigged slings and shackles to a 419-pound fan silencer and communicated to the crane operator via radio to cable up. A coworker was helping stabilize the silencer because it was upside down in the shipping crate. While trying to stabilize it, an employee's fingers were caught between the silencer leg and the ground. His left index fingertip was crushed and had to be amputated, and his left middle finger was lacerated.
2016-06-06BryanTexasSANDERSON FARMSFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
While hanging chickens on shackles, an employee's right ring finger was caught on a shackle, resulting in a finger amputation.
2015-08-31GainesvilleGeorgiaPilgrims PrideNeck, except internal location of diseases or disordersStruck by discharged object or substance
An employee was observing empty shackles on the line to see if any required replacement. A high-pressure water hose was accidentally discharged into the throat of the injured employee by a coworker who was removing the hose from the wall hook. The injured employee suffered a laryngeal laceration and air in the neck.