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
2014-07-24 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
2014-07-23 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
2014-07-21 A worker's neck and pelvis were fractured after the worker fell off a curb. Finance and Insurance Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-21 A worker sustained facial fractures and a head injury after slipping and falling 9 feet off a machine and hitting a platform below. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-19 A worker's leg was fractured after the worker stepped onto a pipe while coming down a ladder. Wood Product Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-18 A worker sustained a skull fracture that caused bleeding of the brain after the worker passed out and fell down. Construction Other
2014-07-18 A worker was bitten by a snake while retrieving buckets inside a bin. Wholesale Trade Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2014-07-17 A worker sustained an eye injury after coming into contact with a drywall screw. Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-17 A worker's ankle was fractured while the worker ran from a falling tree. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other
2014-07-17 A worker's shoulder was injured after the worker fell while pushing a cart. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-16 A worker's leg was fractured after being hit by a excavator. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-16 A worker's hip was fractured after the worker tripped and fell over a piece of wood bracing. Metal Manufacturing Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-16 A worker was exposed to heat after working at a fire for over 12 hours. Public Administration Fires & Explosions
2014-07-16 A worker sustained a leg fracture and an injury to the abdomen after a piece of equipment fell onto the worker. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-15 A worker's ankle was fractured after the worker fell when the worker's high heel shoe gave way. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-15 A worker sustained multiple fractures of the hand and an injury to the chest after a lever on a piece of machine cycled backwards. Wood Product Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-15 A worker's leg was injured while the worker was thinning apples in an orchard. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other
2014-07-14 A worker's shoulder was fractured after the worker tripped while in a classroom. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-14 A worker's leg was fractured after a large piece of farming equipment hit the pickup truck the worker was operating. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-07-14 A worker sustained a fractured forearm and an injury to the elbow after being caught in a drill while helping to drill holes. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-13 A worker sustained a fracture to the heel after falling. Other Services (except Public Administration) Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-12 A worker's hip and thigh were injured after the worker slipped and came into contact with a fish knife. Accommodation and Food Services Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-11 A worker's forearm was fractured after the truck the worker was driving rolled over. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-07-11 A worker sustained a head injury after hitting it while having a seizure. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Other
2014-07-11 A worker sustained an infection to the finger after a piece of wood flew back and lodged inside it. Health Care and Social Assistance Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-10 A worker's leg was fractured while the worker was driving a mule and hit the side of a pickup. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-07-10 A worker sustained an injury to the head after falling. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-10 A worker's hand was crushed after it was caught in a printing press. Wood Product Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-10 A worker's spine was fractured after the worker slipped and fell from a ladder. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-10 A worker's heel was injured after the worker fell 14 feet from a deck to the ground below. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-09 A worker's leg was fractured after part of a backhoe fell onto it. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-09 A worker's finger was amputated while the worker was using a circular saw to cut plywood. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-08 A worker's hand was injured after coming into contact with a box knife. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-08 A worker's face and jaw were fractured after being struck by a piece of equipment. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-08 A worker's spine was injured after the worker fell out of the back of a trailer. Other Services (except Public Administration) Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-07 A worker sustained a fracture to the neck and received injuries to the shoulder, arm, forearm, and wrist after falling backward 4-5 feet to a rock dirt ground. Wholesale Trade Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-07 A worker sustained an infection to the knee after being entangled on the rung of a ladder. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other
2014-07-07 A worker sustained an injury to the ankle after falling on some stairs and several days later received a blood clot from the injury. Transportation and Warehousing Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-06 A worker received a burn to the hand after coming into contact with a chemical. Food Manufacturing Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-07-05 A worker's skull was fractured after being assaulted by another worker. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2014-07-04 A worker's shin was injured after the worker fell down while changing a broom on a sweeper. Public Administration Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-03 A worker received a burn to the arm after coming into contact with a deep fryer. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-07-03 A worker's thigh was fractured after the worker fell from a roof. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-07-03 A worker's spine and rib were fractured after a tree fell onto the worker. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-07-03 A worker's finger was smashed while the worker was using a sledge hammer. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment

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