DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-07-05South BloomfieldOhLimited Contracting Co., Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment
An employee was using a table saw to cut extruded polystyrene. The saw cut the employee's fingers, causing partial amputations to the index and middle fingers.
2020-04-20Mount SterlingOhioWincup Holdings Inc Fingertip(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery
An employee was operating the extruder for polystyrene rolls when a roll snapped. He was feeding the sheet through the rubber rollers that control the tension on the roll when the rolls grabbed his fingers, injuring his right middle and ring fingertips.
2019-09-20GainesvilleGeorgiaACH Foam Technologies, Inc.Thigh(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee was moving a block of expanded polystyrene foam from a tilt table with a cart. The block started moving toward him, causing him to fall to the ground. He suffered a broken right femur and was hospitalized, requiring surgery.
2016-07-01TroyOhioDeltech Polymers CorporationFingertip(s)Struck against object or equipment
An employee was troubleshooting a pelletizer machine that cuts crystal polystyrene using a knife blade. He made contact with the pelletizer machine blade, amputating his right-hand index fingertip. The machine was unguarded at the time of the incident.
2015-07-11Hope HullAlabamaGenpak, LLCNonclassifiableIgnition of vapors, gases, or liquids
An employee received 2nd and 3rd degree burns when operating a forklift truck to unload polystyrene rolls from a trailer. It is believed a propane pocket was ignited by static electricity.
2015-01-18HoustonTexasTrimac TransportationBODY SYSTEMSExposure through intact skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue
Employee was offloading customer hoses at facility and attempted to remove the cap off of a hose. The hose still maintained some pressure, and when the employee removed the cap, Styrene splashed onto the employee's face and midsection. The employee was sent to the hospital and was admitted overnight.