Tag Archives: Injury

Needlestick Injuries

Raleigh, NC reported an estimated 781 to 1,484 needlestick-related injuries-a rate of 2.7 per 100 workers-occur annually at solid waste and recycling material recovery facilities. Researchers surveyed the owners of material recovery facilities in North America about needlestick incidents, which … Continue reading

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Nonfatal injury and illness rate

US employees decreased slightly in 2016 as did the rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work. 2.9 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2016, compared to 3.0 in 2015. Approximately 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and … Continue reading

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Snow Shoveling & Blowing

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On the job deaths-older workers

On the job fatalities in 2014 increased to 4,679, more than one-third of which occurred among older workers, according to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The total fatality count is a 2 percent increase from 2013, … Continue reading

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Metal / NonMetal Serious Injury

Cement Plant- A contract employee (victim) was using a hand held rotary saw with a worn concrete blade to cut through a 6-inch iron pipe. As the victim attempted to cut the pipe from the bottom up, the saw bounced … Continue reading

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Serious Injury Metal / NonMetal

Underground Zinc Mine –A contractor sustained crushing injuries to his pelvis area. The victim was standing next to the disabled haul truck while a load haul dump attempted to push the disabled haul truck out of the roadway. The haul … Continue reading

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MSHA Serious Injury

Surface Crushed Limestone-A miner was seriously injured when the expanded metal walkway that he was standing on suddenly failed. The miner fell 10 feet directly to the ground below. The expanded metal walkway was covered with conveyor belt to aid … Continue reading

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