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
2015-02-17 A worker received burns to the chest and neck after a shirt the worker was wearing caught on fire while the worker used a metal grinder. No Industry Listed Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2015-02-17 A worker received injuries to the head, spine, neck, thigh, and knee after 8 doors weighing 100-125 pounds fell onto the worker. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2015-02-16 A worker sustained a wrist fracture and injuries to the head and spine after falling 12 feet from a balcony onto a hardwood floor. Wholesale Trade Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-12 A worker sustained fractures to the spine and rib after being struck by a car while flagging. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Transportation/motor vehicle incidents
2015-02-11 A worker sustained a fractured ankle after slipping on some stairs. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-10 A worker sustained a fractured ankle while leading a horse. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other
2015-02-10 A worker sustained fractures to the arm and spine after falling off a roof. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-08 A worker's leg was injured after coming into contact with a chemical. Wholesale Trade Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2015-02-06 A worker's hand was injured after it was smashed between a cylinder and the cage of a saw stop. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2015-02-06 A worker sustained a head injury after falling 6-8 feet from a ladder. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-05 A worker sustained a head injury after falling 4 feet between two concrete sections. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-05 A worker's legs were broken after coming into contact with three 500 pound sheets of metal. Metal Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2015-02-05 A worker's leg was injured after being run over by a tractor. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Contact with objects & equipment
2015-02-04 A worker's knee was fractured after being hit with a steel panel. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2015-02-04 A worker's finger was injured after coming into contact with a ruptured spray pump. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Contact with objects & equipment
2015-02-03 A worker sustained a head injury after slipping and falling off a step while dumping glass into a dumpster. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-03 A worker received a partial finger amputation after falling from a truck cab. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-03 A worker sustained a hip injury after tripping on a floor while clocking in. Retail Trade Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-02 A worker's spine was injured after the worker slipped and fell on a wet floor while mopping. Accommodation and Food Services Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-02 A worker fell from a height and sustained a fractured spine. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2015-02-02 A worker sustained multiple leg fractures after coming into contact with some joists that slipped out while being moved. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2015-02-01 A worker sustained a neck fracture after tripping on a container lid. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Falls, slips, trips
2015-01-30 A worker's spine was fractured after the worker fell from a structure, hitting an object and landing into the water. Metal Manufacturing Falls, slips, trips
2015-01-30 A worker received burns to the face, neck, and hands while cleaning the connects on a bus bar. Construction Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2015-01-28 A worker sustained fractures to the ribs and pelvis after falling 20 feet from a roof. No Industry Listed Falls, slips, trips
2015-01-28 A worker's shoulder and arm were injured after the worker was poked in the arm while crawling under a house. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-27 A worker's hand was injured after coming into contact with an outlet while the worker was trying to apprehend a suspect. Retail Trade Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-27 A worker sustained injuries to the ankle and foot after slipping off a roof. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2015-01-25 A worker received burns to the face, neck, and head after a cooking machine exploded. Accommodation and Food Services Fires & Explosions
2015-01-24 A worker's arm was injured after being bitten by cat. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2015-01-24 A worker's fingers were crushed after the worker tripped and fell while carrying an I-beam that fell onto the worker. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Falls, slips, trips
2015-01-23 A worker's finger was crushed after the worker tripped and fell over some lines. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2015-01-22 A worker's thumb was amputated after coming into contact with a table saw. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-22 A worker's lungs were injured after the worker fell from a ladder. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Falls, slips, trips
2015-01-22 A worker's spine was injured while the worker was lifting and building pallets from wood. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Overexertion & bodily reaction
2015-01-22 A worker's hand was injured after coming into contact with a rose thorn. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-21 A worker's finger was amputated after it was caught on a metal tab. Retail Trade Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-21 A worker's wrist was injured while the worker was trying to make adjustments to a spray gun. Metal Manufacturing Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-21 A worker sustained fractures to the spine and leg and an injury to the liver after being pulled towards a chipper while cutting a tree. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-19 A worker received an injury to the lungs after a 200 pound log fell 30 feet and hit the worker on the back. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-19 A worker's hand was injured after coming into contact with a gas powered saw. Construction Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-17 A worker sustained fractures to the spine and ribs after falling 15 feet. Construction Falls, slips, trips
2015-01-16 A worker's fingers were crushed while the worker was working on an excavator. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-16 A worker sustained a broken leg after being assaulted by a student. Educational Services Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2015-01-16 A prison inmate's finger was injured after being caught in a washing machine. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-16 A worker sustained a fracture pelvis after being crushed between two trucks. Transportation and Warehousing Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-15 A worker sustained fractures to the leg and ankle after coming into contact with a steel beam. No Industry Listed Contact with objects & equipment
2015-01-14 A worker's throat was cut during a robbery at work. Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
2015-01-13 A worker sustained a burn to the hand and elbow after touching a 200 volt wire. Construction Exposure to harmful substances/environments (burns, electrocutions, drowning, choking, radiation, noise, etc.)
2015-01-13 A worker sustained a fractured spine after falling from a tree. Administrative and Support Services, and Waste Management and Remediation Services Falls, slips, trips

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