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
2014-12-10 A worker sustained broken bones after being struck by a vehicle while retreiving carts. Retail Trade Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-12-10 A worker's pelvis was fractured after the worker fell from a tree. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-10 A worker sustained a fractured shoulder and injuries to the chest and neck after coming into contact with fragments from a broken grinder wheel. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-12-10 A worker received injuries to the neck and spine after falling 8 feet. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-09 A worker's hip and thigh were injured after the worker slipped and fell while walking from a hotel. Wholesale Trade Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-08 A worker's leg and wrist were fractured after the worker jumped off a trailer. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-08 A worker's elbow was fractured after the worker tripped over a scale while at work. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-08 A worker sustained a fracture to the rib and injuries to the chest and liver after tripping and falling. Transportation and Warehousing Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-08 A worker's heel was fractured after the worker jumped off the top of a house under construction. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-05 A worker's hip was fractured after the worker fell while having a seizure. No Industry Listed Other
2014-12-05 A worker received a burn to the leg after coming into contact with hot water. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-12-03 A worker's leg was fractured after coming into contact with a mill lathe. Retail Trade Contact with objects & equipment
2014-12-03 A worker's leg was crushed after being run over by a logging excavator while the worker was working. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-12-03 A worker sustained fractures to the pelvis and forearm and an injury to the head after falling from a roof. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-02 A worker's head and ankle were injured after the worker tripped and fell onto a floor. Metal Manufacturing Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-02 A worker sustained injuries to the neck, back, chest, arm, knees, and legs after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Transportation and Warehousing Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-12-01 A worker's rib was fractured after the worker slipped outside. Finance and Insurance Falls, slips, trips
2014-12-01 A worker's pelvis was fractured after the worker fell 30 feet from a haystack onto river rocks. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-29 A worker received burns to the wrist and ankle after coming into contact with a 480 volt powerline while chipping concrete. Construction Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-11-29 A worker sustained a head injury after being assultated at work. Accommodation and Food Services Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2014-11-27 A worker's eye was injured after coming into contact with a wire brush. Other Services (except Public Administration) Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-26 A worker sustained multiple fractures to the ribs and ankle after being struck by a motor vehicle. Retail Trade Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-11-25 A worker's head was injured after the worker fell from a scaffold while painting. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-24 A worker sustained a back injury while doing heavy lifting. Construction Overexertion & bodily reaction
2014-11-24 A worker's spine was fractured after the worker fell 6 feet off a ladder. Wholesale Trade Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-24 A worker's eye was injured after coming into contact with a nail gun. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-23 A worker sustained a neck fracture after falling onto the metal part of a flatbed truck while pulling out a box mattress. Wholesale Trade Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-22 A worker sustained a fracture to the pelvis and received internal injuries after lumber fell off a stacked truck. Wood Product Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-22 A worker's wrist was fractured after the worker slipped off a deck and fell backwards while at a swim meet. Other Services (except Public Administration) Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-21 A worker's leg was crushed after coming into contact with a large block. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-20 A worker sustained multiple rib fractures after the tractor the worker was on while removing trunks rolled over. No Industry Listed Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-11-20 A worker sustained a hand fracture and an injury to the finger after being caught in grinding equipment. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-11-20 A worker's skull was fractured after the worker fell 8-10 feet off a ladder. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-11-20 A worker sustained a head injury after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Transportation and Warehousing Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
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
2014-11-19 A worker sustained a hand injury while processing fish and crab. Food Manufacturing Other
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
2014-11-17 A worker sustained fractures to the elbow and ribs after falling off a dock. Health Care and Social Assistance Falls, slips, trips
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
2014-11-14 A worker passed out and sustained a head injury by hitting a filing cabinet. 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
2014-11-13 A worker received internal injuries after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Wholesale Trade Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
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

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