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
2014-11-05 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
2014-11-03 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
2014-10-30 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.)
2014-10-29 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
2014-10-25 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
2014-10-24 A worker's shoulder was fractured after the worker fell into an elevator shaft. Health Care and Social Assistance Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-23 A worker's spine was fractured after the worker fell from a tree. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-23 A worker's finger was injured after coming into contact with a Skilsaw. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-23 A worker's knee was injured after the worker slipped on water in a restroom. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-22 A worker's foot was fractured after a bucket fell onto it while the worker was operating a crane. Metal Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-22 A worker sustained a rib injury while climbing down a fixed ladder on a scaffold. No Industry Listed Other
2014-10-22 A worker sustained a head injury after being hit by a rock while line trimming. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-22 A worker's spine was injured after the worker fell while stepping down out of a Bobcat. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-21 A worker's ankle and spine were fractured after the worker fell off a roof and hit the ground. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-21 A worker sustained a jaw injury after slipping and falling from a bus onto a cement curb. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-21 A worker sustained a fractured neck after tripping over a brief case and falling to the floor. Accommodation and Food Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-21 A worker's ankles were fractured after the worker fell 13 feet through a deck the worker had stepped out onto. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-20 A worker felt dizzy and fell to the floor after being exposed to a chemical fume. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2014-10-20 A worker's gal bladder was injured after a tractor the worker was operating fell into a pot hole. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-10-20 A worker received an injury to the chest after running into a door jam. Transportation and Warehousing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-18 A worker's back was broken after the worker the worker fell from a tree. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-18 A worker's back was injured after a tree fell onto it. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-18 A worker received an injury to the chest while closing a grill gate. Public Administration Other
2014-10-17 A worker's elbow was fractured after the worker fell off a loading dock. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-17 A worker cut a knee with a knife while at work. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-17 A worker sustained a rib fracture and an injury to the liver after tripping over a pallet board and landing on a steel drum. Retail Trade Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-16 A worker sustained a concussion after falling while carrying a large map. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-14 A worker sustained a leg fracture after slipping and falling from a ladder. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-14 A worker sustained a neck fracture and an injury to the hip after tripping on base of a handrail while walking down a ramp. Other Services (except Public Administration) Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-13 A worker's wrist was injured after coming into contact with a butcher's knive. Accommodation and Food Services Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-13 A worker's rib was fractured after a tree fell onto the worker. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-13 A worker sustained pelvis and spine fractures after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Public Administration Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2014-10-12 A worker's hand was crushed after it was caught between two pieces of concrete. Wood Product Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2014-10-11 A worker's neck was fractured after the worker fell backwards off a truck bed while cutting strings on straw bales. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2014-10-11 A worker received sustained a head injury after being hit in the head with a dental instrument by another worker. Health Care and Social Assistance Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

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