DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-10-19RangeleyMeBurgess Construction & Property Maintenance LLCHip(s)Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
An employee was descending a ladder when their foot skipped the last rung and they fell on their right hip, which had a tape measure clipped to it. The employee sustained severe bruising to the right hip.
2021-08-03CranstonRiStone Depot of RI, Inc. / Pinnacle Kitchen & BathLeg(s)Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker
An employee was measuring a piece of granite with a tape measure. The granite tipped and fell onto him, breaking his leg.
2021-07-22GeorgetownTxEdi's Construction, LLCLeg(s)Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee fell from a Baker scaffold while it was being moved, landing on the concrete floor about 6 feet below (and on a tool belt, tape measure, and tool belt hook). The employee suffered a broken left leg.
2021-06-22SharonvilleOhBrighton Tru-Edge LLCHand(s) and finger(s)Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
An employee was using a flange-making machine to make a head for tanks/vessels. The employee stopped the machine to take a measurement of the head with a tape measure. Their glove became caught and their right hand was crushed between the side roll and the head, resulting in five broken bones in the hand and three broken fingers.
2021-06-01Broadview HeightsOhCk Electrical Service LlcLower leg(s)Fall through surface or existing opening less than 6 feet
While measuring with a tape measure, an employee bumped their hard hat on something overhead and then stepped backward into a 3-foot deep conveyor tunnel, falling and sustaining a fractured right tibia.
2020-05-13RathdrumIdahoGRANITE ENTERPRISES INCKnee(s)Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet
An employee was retrieving a tape measure from a roof. The roof was wet and the employee slipped and fell to the ground 10-12 feet below. The employee suffered a broken kneecap.
2019-08-23ColumbusOhioCardinal Container a Division of StronghavenThigh(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee tripped over a rake that was propped up and fell, landing on the floor and a tape measurer that was on the employee's tool belt. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured right femur.
2019-08-12Daytona BeachFloridaGiles Electric CompanyBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
On August 12, 2019, an employee was taking measurements utilizing a tape measurer and cutting PVC pipe for about 15 minutes using a PVC ratchet cutter. The employee later felt unwell and was hospitalized for heat-related illness and acute kidney failure.
2019-02-25ClevelandOhioOCP ContractorsLeg(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
An employee was moving a plastic bead box weighing about 5 pounds. He tripped over a pipe stub and fell, landing on his tape measure. He suffered a broken left leg that required surgery.
2018-09-04FargoNorth DakotaO'Day Tank & Steel LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery, n.e.c.
An employee was using a tape measurer to measure the circumference of a steel tank that was sitting on rollers when slack in the tape measurer began to create a loop that was getting hung up. As the employee reached for the loop, he inadvertently activated the roller. His left pinky was then caught and smashed between the roller and the tank, resulting in a surgical amputation.
2018-03-13BoiseIdahoRush Truck CenterHip(s)Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
An employee fell off the bottom rung of a ladder while retrieving a part from a shelf, landing on a tape measurer hanging from his belt and breaking his hip.
2017-10-04GettysburgPennsylvaniaDonald B Smith Inc.Multiple body partsFall to lower level
On October 4, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., an employee was using a tape measurer to measure a warehouse roof vent hole where the vent cover structure had been removed to place decking material. The tape measurer then fell onto the retrofitted drywall vent cover. The employee was trying to recover the tape measurer when the drywall collapsed and he fell 28 feet to the floor of the warehouse, fracturing his right hip, left foot, right cheek, and lumbar spine. He was hospitalized and had surgery.
2017-05-03AppletonWisconsinThedaCare Appleton Wrist(s)Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee was standing on the second rung from the top of an 8-foot step ladder using a tape measurer to hang a picture when the ladder became unbalanced. The employee fell from the ladder and suffered a broken wrist.
2017-05-02Oklahoma CityOklahomaHarrison-Orr Air Conditioning, LLCHip(s)Fall on same level, n.e.c.
An employee was handling sheet metal and assembling ductwork in the shop. While handling sheet metal, the employee lost his balance and fell, striking his hip against the concrete floor. He had a tape measure in his pocket on the hip on which he fell. Ductwork that was being handled then fell on the employee. The employee was hospitalized with a broken hip.
2016-08-24OmahaNebraskaNCI Group Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery
An employee reached onto the top of a piece of equipment to get a tape measure and his thumb was caught in a pinch point resulting in amputation of the thumb between the knuckle and finger nail.
2016-07-06ClearwaterFloridaCoastal Mechanical ServicesThigh(s)Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet
An employee was climbing down a ladder when he fell from the last rung. He landed on a tape measure and cracked his right femur bone.
2016-02-29OrlandoFloridaMarmon/Keystone LLCMultiple body partsOther fall to lower level
An employee was lifting 40' of material from a trailer using slings and a crane. While backing up to the edge of the trailer, the employee lost their footing, slipped and fell to the bottom of cement stairs landing on a tape measure causing a hip and knee injury.