Hospitalizations

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You can use the information in this table to build hazard awareness and prevent risk for similar occurrences in your workplace. This table shares preliminary details about in-patient hospitalization events reported to DOSH. When possible, entries are updated. This is not a complete list and is not meant for data or research purposes.

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Workplace Hospitalizations in Washington State
Event Date Description of the Event and Injury or Illness Industry Incident Type
2014-08-14 A worker's wrist was injured after coming into contact with a table saw. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-08-13 A worker's leg was injured after coming into contact with a nail gun. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-08-13 A worker's spine and wrist were fractured after the worker fell from a bucket lift. Utilities Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-11 A worker's elbow was fractured after the worker fell off a ladder while replacing a skylight. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-11 A worker received a burn to the finger while removing a cap from a line that contained refrigerant. Other Services (except Public Administration) Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-08-11 A worker sustained multiple trauma to the body after being struck by a truck while crossing a street. Other Services (except Public Administration) Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-08-11 A worker's skull was fractured after the worker fell off a ladder. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-11 A worker's leg was injured after the worker fell while trying to turn around to step. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-11 A worker's leg was fractured after the worker slipped and fell backwards off a bumper. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-11 A worker's face and wrist were injured after being hit by a bolt. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-08-10 A worker's finger was injured after being poked by something in a bag while the worker was picking up trash from a bin. Retail Trade Contact with objects & equipment
2014-08-09 A worker's leg was fractured after the golf cart the worker was operating crashed into a wall. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-08-09 A worker's hip, and thigh were injured after the worker fell off a forklift. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-08 A worker's leg was fractured after a machine fell on to it. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-08-07 A worker's hip was fractured after the worker felt dizzy and then fell while working at a copier. Transportation and Warehousing Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-07 A worker's leg was fractured after the worker jumped out of the way of a rolling log. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other
2014-08-06 A worker's leg was fractured after the worker was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Educational Services Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-08-06 A worker sustained a knee injury after working on it while on a roof. Construction Other
2014-08-05 A worker's thigh was injured after coming into contact with a nail gun. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-08-05 A worker's arm and hand were fractured after the worker slipped and fell off a ladder. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-05 A worker's arm and wrist were injured after coming into contact with a chainsaw while the worker was trimming trees. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-08-05 A worker's hip was fractured after the worker fell out of a truck. Transportation and Warehousing Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-04 A worker's head was injured after the worker felt sick and then fell down. Other Services (except Public Administration) Falls, slips, trips
2014-08-01 A worker sustained a fractured heel and an injury to the foot after jumping off a moving truck. Wholesale Trade Other
2014-08-01 A worker sustained an arm injury after striking it on a metal plate while cleaning. Wood Product Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-08-01 A worker's finger was injured after coming into contact with a paint sprayer. Public Administration Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-31 A worker's ankle was fractured after coming into contact with a large damper fan. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-29 A worker's leg was fractured after the worker fell 8 feet off a roof. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-29 A worker sustained a partial hand amputation after coming into contact with a sledgehammer. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-29 A worker's arm was fractured after the worker slipped and then fell on it. Accommodation and Food Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-28 A worker's back was injured after the worker fell while climbing a shelf. Wholesale Trade Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-28 A worker's leg was fractured after the worker was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-07-28 A worker was exposed to paint fumes after paint was spilled on a floor. Wood Product Manufacturing Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-07-28 A worker's leg was fractured after the worker fell 30 feet while cutting a tree. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-26 A worker's hand was crushed after it was pulled into a piece of machinery. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-26 A worker woke up the next day feeling sick after doing a routine dive exercise for a tech rescue team. Public Administration Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-07-26 A worker's leg was fractured after being struck by a falling table. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-25 A worker sustained a fracture to the wrist and injuries to the face and chest after falling from a ladder to the ground below. Educational Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-25 A worker sustained a back injury after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-07-25 A worker's leg was fractured after the worker fell down a ladder. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-24 A worker's foot was injured after it was hit by a chainsaw. Utilities Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-24 A worker had a seizure after falling off a ladder. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-24 A worker sustained gun shot wounds to the back, hand, and abdomen after being shot by a person while working at a bank. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2014-07-24 A worker sustained a fracture to the wrist after falling 10 feet from a ladder onto a concrete floor. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-23 A worker sustained multiple lower extremity fractures and a rib fracture after falling from a ladder. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-23 A worker sustained fractures to the shoulder, sternum, and spine and an injury to the head after falling 17 feet. Transportation and Warehousing Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-23 A worker sustained multiple trauma after being involved in an aircraft accident. Transportation and Warehousing Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-07-23 A worker's thumb tip was severed after the forks of a reach lift fell onto the worker's hand. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-23 A worker's wrist was fractured after the worker fell from a hay baling truck. Transportation and Warehousing Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-23 A worker sustained a leg injury after scraping it against a piece of rebar. Construction Contact with objects & equipment

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