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
2014-11-19 A worker's leg was fractured after the worker was assaulted with a metal pipe while at work. Wholesale Trade Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2014-11-19 A worker's hand was fractured after it was caught on a belt. Wholesale Trade Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-18 A worker's finger was amputated after being smashed. No Industry Listed Other
2014-11-18 A worker's foot was amputated after it was crushed by a moving train while the worker was working along a railway. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-16 A worker received a burn to the hand after coming into contact with asphalt tar. Wood Product Manufacturing Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-11-14 A worker sustained a skull fracture after falling 15 feet onto dirt ground below. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-14 A worker received burns to the back and hands after coming into contact with a propane heater. No Industry Listed Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-11-14 A worker's eye was injured while the worker was using a keyhole saw. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-13 A worker received massive facial trauma after an airbag exploded while the worker was installing a seatbelt. Metal Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-13 A worker's skull was fractured after the worker fell down some stairs. Accommodation and Food Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-13 A worker sustained a pulmonary embolism after being assaulted by a patient. Health Care and Social Assistance Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2014-11-12 A worker sustained a fracture to the spine and injuries to the head and arm after falling 10 feet from a ladder. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-10 A worker's hand was burned after coming into contact with glass powder. Wholesale Trade Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-11-10 A worker was exposed to a chemical after accidently drinking a liquid. Wood Product Manufacturing Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-11-10 A worker sustained injuries to the abdomen and colon after falling from a ladder. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-10 A worker sustained chemical burns after a pipe burst and sprayed the worker. Wood Product Manufacturing Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-11-10 A worker sustained a broken leg and an injury to the ankle after slipping on ice. Transportation and Warehousing Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-09 A worker was exposed to a chemical while working in a QC laboratory. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-11-08 A worker was found on the floor in a break room with a fractured ankle. Health Care and Social Assistance Other
2014-11-08 A worker's knee was injured after coming into contact with a nailgun. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-07 A worker's finger was injured while the worker was cutting plastic with a bandsaw. Wood Product Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-06 A worker sustained fractures to the leg, rib, shoulder, pelvis, and spine and received an injury to the liver after a tree fell onto the worker's truck cab. Transportation and Warehousing Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-11-06 A worker sustained a fracture to the leg and injuries to the knee and ankle after coming into contact with a fence that fell. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-05 A worker sustained fractures to the pelvis, wrist, neck, and ankle after falling 25-30 feet from a ladder. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-05 A worker sustained a back injury after reaching for the brake on a forklift. Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores Overexertion & bodily reaction
2014-11-04 A worker's forearm was injured after coming into contact with a grinder blade that broke. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-04 A worker was exposed to blood while administering an IV. Public Administration Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-11-04 A worker's ribs were fractured after the worker fell out of a truck while unloading. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-04 A worker sustained injuries to the neck and face while working on a water pipe that broke. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-04 A worker's hip was fractured after the worker fell off a step. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-03 A worker's rib was injured after the worker fell from a truck while tarping panels. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-03 A worker's hip was fractrured after the worker slipped on a crayon and then fell down. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-31 A worker sustained injuries to the head and face after tripping over a box and coming into contact with a desk. Educational Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-31 A worker's hip was fractured after the worker stumbled and fell over an air stool. Metal Manufacturing Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-31 A worker's leg was fractured after several metal sheets fell over onto it. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-30 A worker fell 20-30 feet and sustained a head injury. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-30 A worker sustained a fracture to the skull after falling 20 feet through a deck. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-30 A worker using a sawcutter to cut concrete chunks developed breathing problems as a result of being exposed to concrete dust. Construction Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-10-30 A worker sustained a head injury after falling down while inside a cooler. Accommodation and Food Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-30 A worker received a burn to the foot after boiling water was spilled onto it. Health Care and Social Assistance Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-10-29 A worker sustained a fractured pelvis after slipping and falling off a roof Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-29 A worker's foot was crushed after an 800 pound cylinder fell onto it. Wholesale Trade Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-29 A worker's leg was injured after coming into contact with a grinder. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-28 A worker sustained a rib fracture and an injury to the chest after falling 6 feet from a ladder. Health Care and Social Assistance Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-28 A worker received injuries to the chest and abdomen after slipping and hitting a table. Retail Trade Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-28 A worker sustained a hand injury while filling cars with napkins. Other Services (except Public Administration) Other
2014-10-26 A worker's spine was fractured after the worker fell 25 feet from a bucket truck to the ground below. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-25 A worker's collarbone was fractured after the worker tripped on a curb in a parking lot. Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-24 A worker's hand was injured after being bitten by a cat. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2014-10-24 A worker's thigh was crushed after being pinned to a guard rail by a garbage truck. Public Administration Contact with objects & equipment

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