DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-09-09TillerOrNational Interagency Coordination CenterThigh(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee was installing a portable weather station for use against a wildfire. The employee slipped on a moss-covered rock and fell to the ground, suffering a broken right femur at the ball joint.
2021-08-12Texas CityTxPNM Resources/TNMPFinger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee was working in a lift truck bucket, rewiring a transformer service weatherhead. As he repositioned the bucket, his left hand was pinched between it and the weatherhead. His middle finger was caught and amputated.
2020-09-01BronxNySkanska ECCO Joint VentureFingertip(s)Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker
At around 4:40 AM, two employees were hooking up an air compressor to the back of a pickup truck. Due to wet weather, the injured employee's hand slipped, causing the end of the compressor to fall, pinching his left middle finger between the arm of the compressor hitch and the top of his boot. The employee sustained a partial amputation of the middle fingertip.
2020-05-01RoslynNew YorkLooks Great Services, Inc.Eye(s)Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld, n.e.c.
An employee was holding a rope that was wrapped around the base of a tree trunk to lower a limb. The rope was slick due to inclement weather conditions and slipped out of the employee's hands. The limb started to fall, pulling the rope and causing it to unwind around the trunk. The rope struck the employee in the left eye, requiring hospitalization.
2020-02-05MendonNew YorkActive USA, LLCBODY SYSTEMSInhalation of harmful substance-single episode
An employee poured a diesel fuel additive into his truck to prevent the fuel from gelling up in extremely cold weather. Afterwards, he placed the half-emptied bottle in the cab of the truck. While driving the truck he became ill due to exposure to the diesel fuel additive.
2019-08-04Deer ParkTexasOxy Vinyls Deer ParkBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee became dehydrated (due to the weather) while overseeing a pipeline project.
2019-06-19CincinnatiOhioSun Chemical CorporationFinger(s), fingernail(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
An employee was attempting to unclog salt that was damp from recent humid weather. The salt was added to the process through a 10-inch-long pipe with a rotary gate valve at the end. The employee's finger was caught in the turning valve, resulting in an amputation.
2019-01-30West MiddlesexPennsylvaniaEstes Express Lines, Inc.Finger(s), fingernail(s)Exposure to environmental cold
An employee was working outside on a dock in zero-degree weather when he experienced numbness in all fingers on both hands. He was hospitalized with frostbite to fingers on both hands.
2018-08-31BrocktonMassachusettUnited Parcel ServiceBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was delivering packages along his truck route when he became dehydrated due to the hot weather, requiring hospitalization.
2018-08-20WestminsterMassachusettPeopleReady, Inc.Nose, except internal location of diseases or disordersFall onto or against object on same level, n.e.c.
A temporary employee was attempting to plug in a computer into an outdoor weather-protected outlet. Upon opening the weather cover, he discovered hornets/bees inside. As he retreated from the insects, he tripped and fell into a vehicle, striking his face. He suffered a broken nose and bruises, requiring hospitalization.
2018-07-10PasadenaTexasWood GroupBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was working with another employee, torqueing the manways on a tower. He came down around 2:30 p.m. due to the weather and went back up around 3:30. Around 4:45 the two finished the job. They came down and walked back to the lunch tent to rest, at which point the employee began vomiting. He was hospitalized for heat-stress-related illness.
2018-06-28ClymerNew YorkScott's Peek'n Peak, LLCHead and trunkJack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway
An employee was driving a trap rake vehicle to a golf course bunker to rake. The employee's glasses became foggy/wet due to inclement weather. As the employee attempted to clean his glasses, the vehicle overturned into a ditch/embankment and landed on the employee. The employee sustained a mild concussion, ruptured appendix, and a laceration to the left side of the head.
2018-06-06WebsterSouth DakotaLake Region Electric AssociationNonclassifiableDirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
The injured employee was part of a 6-7 person crew of linemen in a boat assessing a leaning pole in slough due to the weather. One of the poles being inspected slipped out causing the live 7200 V primary line to contact the injured employee's shoulder and ground out through their right leg to the boat/water. The employee was hospitalized for electrical burns.
2018-03-02PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaJeanes HospitalLeg(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
A tree branch fell on an employee during inclement weather, injuring his leg.
2018-03-01BrentwoodTennesseeU.S. Postal ServiceKnee(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee had dismounted his vehicle to make a delivery and was returning to his postal vehicle to continue his route. He was walking down a paved walkway with a slight incline. The pavement was wet due to rainy weather. He slipped and fell, landing on his knee and breaking his kneecap in two places. He was hospitalized.
2018-03-01BradentonFloridaBuilders FirstSource - Florida, LLCMultiple body partsFall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet
An employee was on the interior of a building and leaning out the window to weather proof the flange when the employee slipped and fell 14 feet to the ground. The employee punctured a lung and broke the upper left arm, clavicle, upper chest bone, six left-side ribs, and lower back.
2018-02-28LebanonPennsylvaniaWeaber, Inc.Fingertip(s)Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning
An employee was troubleshooting the outfeed line of the weathered board system and suffered a left thumb tip amputation when he contacted an unguarded chain drive and sprocket.
2018-02-18ChicagoIllinoisUnited Airlines, Inc.Back, including spine, spinal cordFall on same level, n.e.c.
An employee was opening the weather doors at the end of the jet way. The door is held closed by a latch pin and utilizes a hydraulic device to hold the door open during passenger loading/unloading from the aircraft. When the employee released the latch pin, the door swung back, knocking the employee to the floor of the jet way resulting in a back injury.
2018-01-16GeismarLouisianaHoneywell, IncHeadFall on same level, n.e.c.
An employee and his driving partner were disconnecting a tanker trailer from their tractor. Due to the weather conditions, the release handles on the fifth wheel coupling had ice build-up on them. The employee was disengaging the fifth wheel with a fifth wheel puller when the puller slipped. This caused the employee to lose his balance, falling backward and striking his head on an adjacent trailer. He suffered a head laceration and was hospitalized.
2018-01-12PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaJ&R of Delaware, Inc. NonclassifiableExposure to environmental cold
An employee dropped a tool in concrete formwork and was attempting to retrieve it when the employee became stuck in the formwork, suffering an arm strain and cold weather exposure.
2018-01-05InwoodNew YorkSunoco, LPThigh(s)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee slipped and fell on a wet floor inside a work site building, suffering a broken femur. The weather was icy and snowy at the time and the floor was wet from employees entering from outside.
2017-10-11MonroeWisconsinMonroe Truck Equipment, Inc.Multiple body partsStruck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was supervising as two coworkers removed a plow from an overhead conveyor line. The plow was suspended from the conveyor by two j-hooks and two s-hooks. The coworkers were using a forklift to lower the plow to the ground. As the plow was being raised by the forklift, one of the coworkers guided it so that the mouth of the plow rested on the tines. The tines on the lift were wet due to rainy weather conditions, causing the plow to slide toward the end of the tines and fall off the for
2017-08-02Fort CollinsColoradoDOHN CONSTRUCTION INC.Fingertip(s)Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate
An employee was weatherproofing a construction area by placing plastic in the area. He was tucking weatherproofing around an open door when a coworker closed the door on his right index finger, amputating the fingertip and fracturing the finger.
2017-06-23DallasTexasUnited States Postal ServiceBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee became overheated while delivering mail in hot weather, suffering dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
2017-04-28Colorado SpringsColoradoAK & J Sealants, LLCMultiple body partsOther fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet
An employee was installing weatherproofing on a balcony of a new residential building when he leaned against the handrail and it failed. He fell approximately 22 feet to the lower working surface, breaking his right arm and left cheekbone and injuring his head.
2017-02-14BulgerPennsylvaniaBuffalo Gap Instrumentation and Electrical Company, Inc.Back, including spine, spinal cordOther fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee was working on the roof of a weather shelter when he fell 6 feet to the ground, crushing three vertebrae.
2016-08-18BloomingtonIllinoisExpress Employement ProfessionalsBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
On August 18, 2016, an employee was hospitalized for dehydration after working outdoors all day in 90-degree weather.
2016-08-15WichitaKansasDONDLINGER & SONS CONST., CO., INC.BODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee experienced heat stress while performing bridge work in 86-degree weather, requiring hospitalization.
2016-08-11East BostonMassachusettCentury DrywallBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
While cutting metal studs with a chop saw in hot weather, an employee did not feel well and was hospitalized due to dehydration.
2016-08-01PasadenaTexasEnterprise Products, LLCFinger(s), fingernail(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
An employee collected a sample cylinder of gas and was placing the cylinder into a weather guard job box that is used to organize the sample cylinders. The job box drawer closed on his left hand, amputating his left ring finger at the first joint, right below the nail.
2016-07-07Long BeachCaliforniaSSA Pacific Inc Upper extremitiesFall on water vehicle
An employee slipped on the weather deck of a docked vessel and suffered a left shoulder/arm injury.
2016-05-26PocatelloIdahoSafway Services, LLCFingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
A work crew was wrapping the steep tank with poly to protect it against the weather. To do so, the crew was moving the grating away from the tank so that they could slide the poly down and tie it to the tank. While setting down the end of the grating, the injured employee's left fifth finger became caught between the grating and the I-beam. When he went to pull his finger out, he partially severed the fingertip, which had to be surgically amputated.
2015-12-10KodiakAlaskaVaisala IncAnkle(s)Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee climbed a fixed ladder on a conex to install weather instrumentation. The support rung at the top gave way and the employee fell approximately eight feet resulting in a broken left ankle that required surgery and hospitalization.
2015-09-15LancasterPennsylvaniaThe Hershey CompanyFinger(s), fingernail(s)Nonclassifiable
An employee was repairing the weather stripping around a door and amputated the top of the left middle finger.
2015-08-07Los AngelesCaliforniaU.S. DEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - VA HOSP W LOS ANGELESHead and trunkFall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface
While exiting an elevator, an employee tripped on weather stripping and fell to the ground resulting in injury to the head and spine requiring inpatient hospitalization.
2015-08-04GuntersvilleAlabamaService Electric Company, Inc.BODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee was working at a sub-station when he experienced cramps and fatigue from hot weather conditions. He was hospitalized for treatment.
2015-04-09ParadisePennsylvaniaSam S. Smucker & Sons, Inc.Lower leg(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee installing siding fell from a ladder breaking his left leg below the knee. The ladder was on the deck and slipped due to misty, wet weather conditions.
2015-04-08AshburnGeorgiaLayne ChristiansenBODY SYSTEMSExposure to environmental heat
An employee suffered severe cramping and heat exhaustion while performing work in 80-degree weather. He was hospitalized overnight.
2015-02-24BirminghamAlabamaAveritt ExpressNonclassifiableOther fall to lower level
An employee slipped and fell down a flight of stairs while exiting a building. Weather conditions were a contributing factor.
2015-02-16MercerPennsylvaniaErgon Trucking, Inc.Fingertip(s)Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate
Employee was attempting to close a manually propelled gate associated with a fence system. The conditions were cold and icy. The weather conditions were making it difficult for him to close the gate. The employee had to get extra leverage on the gate to get it closed. He reached up around/near the gate's rollers as he applied extra leverage to the gate with his body. The gate suddenly gave way and the employee's finger became trapped in a pinch point created by the gate's roller and the hor
2015-02-10ChannahonIllinoisGroendyke TransportBrainFall on same level due to slipping
An employee was walking from his truck to the terminal during inclement weather and fell on ice, hitting his head. The employee was taken to the hospital and admitted.
2015-01-30ClevelandOhioEnvoy Air, Inc.Shoulder(s), including clavicle(s), scapula(e)Fall on same level due to slipping
An employee, who was walking down the jet bridge, fell and injured her right shoulder, requiring surgery. The jet bridge was slippery from inclement weather.
2015-01-29East LiverpoolOhioOhio Valley Home Health Services, Inc.NonclassifiableFall on same level due to slipping
On January 29, 2015, an employee slipped and fell on a concrete sidewalk due to inclement weather and icy conditions.
2015-01-29Broadview HeightsOhioUnited Parcel ServiceNonclassifiableFall on same level due to slipping
On January 29, 2015, an employee slipped and fell on ice in a parking lot due to inclement weather.
2015-01-28KentOhioJoann FabricsNonclassifiableFall on same level due to slipping
On January 28, 2015, an employee that was walking through the parking lot slipped on ice and fell due to inclement weather .
2015-01-23Valley ViewOhioVTI InstrumentsNonclassifiableFall on same level due to slipping
On January 23, 2015, an employee slipped and fell in the parking lot due to inclement weather.
2015-01-16ChannelviewTexasRamming PavingMultiple body partsOther fall to lower level
Employee was on top of a hot oil tanker trailer attempting to remove the lid to fill the tanker. The lid was stuck due to sitting for a couple of weeks because of inclement weather. The fall protection cage provided at the fill location did not fit the tanker trailer properly, leaving a gap large enough for the employee to fall beneath the cage. When the lid came loose, the employee fell from the top of the tanker trailer, under the fall protection cage, to the ground. The employee dislocated a