Cuts and lacerations
A worker suffered lacerations and back pain after the excavator they were operating rolled over twice.
General contracting / Heavy equipment operator2018-01-25
Worker suffered burns after an explosion occurred during the delivery of propane.
Transportation / Machine operator2018-01-22
Worker did not realize that the conveyor belt they were cleaning was still on, and was pulled into the machine where their arm got caught.
Manufacturing / Labourer2018-01-12
Head trauma
Worker was working on a commercial garage door from a staircase platform and fell 11 feet landing on the concrete floor.
Retail / Heavy equipment operator2018-01-03
Worker was sanding a metal shaft on a metal working lathe with emery paper when their glove got caught in the rotating part of the machine.
Manufacturing / Millwright2017-12-28
A worker's hand was caught in the conveyor belt and their thumb had to be amputated as a result.
Food manufacturing / Labourer2017-12-17
Worker was struck in the head by a chain that was released when a sling being used by a bulldozer to pull a truck stuck in ice broke.
Agriculture / Heavy equipment operator2017-12-14
Worker had completed the cleaning of a conveyor when their lab overcoat got caught in the conveyor while they were reaching for the disconnect switch. The worker was pulled towards the machine resulting in a hairline fracture to the knee.
Food manufacturing / Labourer2017-12-14
Near miss
The material platform hoist being used on a worksite collapsed. No one was injured.
Construction / Labourer2017-11-28
Worker fell from a four foot scaffold and fractured their left wrist.
Manufacturing / Labourer2017-11-27
Workers were taking apart a motor control center when one was electrocuted suffering burns to his left hand.
Forestry / Millwright2017-11-14
Crushing injury
Worker got their hand and arm caught in machinery.
Cuts and lacerations
Worker was working at a taping machine when they reached in and were cut by the knife.
Manufacturing / Machine operator2017-10-31
Worker was burned by hot water released from a hot water heater.
Janitorial / Labourer2017-10-24
While working on a dirt eliminator the worker reached up under the guard to free a potato stuck in the roller and their shirt got caught in the roller pulling their left arm between two rollers.
Agriculture / Labourer2017-10-12
Worker was in a hole when the second excavator was trying to nudge a pipe in place and caused the pipe to swing sideways crushing the worker between the two pipes.
Construction / Pipe layer2017-10-12
Worker tripped on a piece of strapping and injured their left hip in the fall.
Food manufacturing / Labourer2017-10-12
Loss of consciousness
Worker was driving an asphalt compactor when they lost control. The compactor fell approximately 30 feet landing next to a culvert and projecting the worker into a small pool of water.
Site preparation contractors / Machine operator2017-10-09
Worker stepped on a chain conveyor and their right foot was caught in the sprocket resulting in a bone fracture of the foot.
Waste management / Labourer2017-10-06
Worker was struck by a cam-lock coupling while doing maintenance.
Aquaculture / Labourer2017-10-05
Worker stepped on the table of a potato harvester to get their coat at the same time that the tractor operator put the tractor into gear. The sudden movement caused the worker to fall to the ground, with impact to their shoulder and arm.
Near miss
An underground gas line was struck and broken while a company was performing work nearby.
Construction / Labourer2017-10-04
Worker was hit and run over by a transport truck. The driver of the vehicle was unaware that a worker was struck.
General contracting / Electrician2017-10-04
Worker's arm was run over by a transport truck tire.
Transportation and storage/ Labourer2017-09-26
Cuts and lacerations
Worker was working at a dowel grading station when they lost their footing and fell hitting the chop saw with their arm.
Manufacturing / Machine operator2017-09-22
Worker was working on a boat when thhe stepped on a hose twisting their ankle and breaking it.
Marine / Labourer2017-09-22
While adjusting the trimmer saw roll with pliers, the worker's hand touched the running saw and amputated 3 fingers.
Manufacturing / Machine operator2017-09-21
Worker was using a walking forklift, did not notice a metal stop bar on the floor and tripped and fell backwards on contact. Worker's leg was caught between forklift and bent leg backwards resulting in a broken leg.
Retail / Labourer2017-09-20
Worker was removing packing materials from a set of steel hangar door trusses when the wind suddenly came up and one of the trusses fell over on the worker's leg.
General Contracting / Installer2017-09-15
Cuts and lacerations
Worker was trying to unjam a chain conveyor when the conveyor suddenly started moving catching their right forearm.
Agriculture / Labourer2017-09-14
Worker was positioning a steel plate on forklift forks when the plate started to move, pulling the worker and causing them to fall, hitting their leg against a large rock.
Manufacturing / Machine operator2017-09-13
A small rope that the worker was pulling on while trying to tarp a truck load broke, making the worker lose their balance and he slipped, falling on the ground.
Transportation and storage / Driver2017-09-13
Worker was moving material from a large vessel into a skiff. The sea swell caught their leg between the skiff and barge.
Marine / Labourer2017-09-06
Near miss
An explosion in a tank caused damage to the structure. No workers were injured.
Manufacturing / Labourer2017-08-28
Worker on a construction site fell in a trench when asphalt and ground at the edge of the trench collapsed into the trench.
Manufacturing / Labourer2017-08-23
A tractor rolled over a worker.
Agriculture / Machine operator2017-08-22
Back pain
Worker hurt his back when trusses in the roof system of the building under construction collapsed.
Construction / Carpenter2017-08-22
An employee fell from a step ladder when they missed the bottom rung.
Retail and wholesale / Sales associate2017-08-14
Near miss
A worker was removing a tanker truck with a helicopter, when the helicopter hit the nearby pump on tanker truck and crashed to the ground. No workers were injured.
Agriculture / Pilot 2017-08-10
Near miss
Flooding of the refinery ground floor. No workers were injured.
Refining and smelting / Labourer2017-08-01
No injury
Crane tipped over when outriggers were removed.
Real estate, rental and leasing / Machine operator2017-07-26
Worker suffered fractured foot and toes when the stand-up forklift he was driving struck a wall.
Transportation and warehousing / Material handling2017-07-24
Worker was working on a car when the vehicle caught fire and burned the worker's upper body.
Wholesale trade / Mechanic2017-07-17
Back pain
Worker was using a material lift and trying to set up a metal bar. This metal bar slipped and fell on the worker's back.
Janitorial / Cleaner2017-07-13
Worker suffered heel fracture when the ride-on electric pallet jack he was driving struck warehouse racking protector
Transportation and warehousing / Material handling 2017-07-13
Worker was on a flatbed when they slipped and fell onto a water pump that was on the same flatbed.
Retail and Wholesale / Labourer2017-06-23
Loss of consciousness
Worker lost consciousness after appearing to have been exposed to fumes inside of the tanker he was inspecting.
Waste management / Cleaner2017-06-20
Worker was lifting equipment from within the box of a pick-up truck when he slipped and broke his right wrist.
Construction / Labourer2017-06-13
Worker suffered a fracture to his left arm while operating a milling machine when part of the steel fragment was caught on his clothing pulling him toward the turning chuck.
Manufacturing / Machine operator2017-06-12
Chemical exposure
Workers were exposed to a steam with a strong amine smell while opening a drip leg when steaming up a steam line.
Construction / Technician2017-06-11
Window cleaner suffered a crushed right thumb and index finger and head trauma when he fell as a result of the ladder he was on to clean a window broke. He fell approximately 8 feet to the ground and possibly hit a propane tank when falling.
Janitorial / Cleaner2017-06-05
Propane grill exploded when new lead hand, at beginning of shift, started it leading to second-degree burns to arms, hand and minor burns to nose and lips.
Accommodation and food services / Restaurant worker2017-05-21
While security guard was trying to apprehend someone on campus with drugs he was struck by an open car door as the vehicle attempted to leave the scene resulting in a broken nose and stitches to the nose and forehead.
Security guard and control services / Security guard2017-05-18
Crushing injury
Worker's glove got caught on a wood sliver and hand was pulled into the roller at the planer's infeed crushing and fracturing his thumb and index finger.
Manufacturing / Saw operator2017-05-10
Bruises and contusions
Worker was hit by a forklift while walking on-site injuring his leg.
Manufacturing / Labourer2017-05-08
Chemical penetrated worker's leather gloves, causing a chemical burn.
Manufacturing / Labourer2017-04-28
Chemical exposure
Paint thinner splashed onto the worker's face, causing eye, nose, mouth and facial skin irritation.
Automotive / Painter2017-04-21
Grocery store worker fell, fracturing hip.
Retail and wholesale / Labourer2017-04-13
Worker was using a grinder when sparks ignited a flammable substance in the garbage, causing an explosion. The worker experienced burns to the face, forehead and throat.
Automotive / Owner2017-04-10
Worker slipped and fell about eight feet off a metal scaffold ladder, causing a broken leg.
Construction / Labourer 2017-04-10
Abrasions, scratches
A 13-inch piece of a threaded rod broke free, striking the worker and causing facial abrasions.
Manufacturing / Industrial Mechanic2017-04-09
Cuts and lacerations
The shaft end of an idler roller slid from the bearing race, falling about 14 inches onto the worker's hand.
Manufacturing / Millwright2017-04-05
Cuts and lacerations
While removing piping, the pipe hit the worker's face.
Manufacturing / Millwright2017-03-25
Worker slipped on ice, fracturing shoulder.
Manufacturing / Heavy equipment operator2017-03-22
Worker was operating a self-loading log trailer. While unloading logs, the loader broke under the bearing mount, throwing the worker from his seat to the ground. He sustained five broken vertebrae and a deep head laceration.
Manufacturing / Heavy equipment operator2017-03-17
Worker's fingers from both hands became caught in a belt while performing maintenance on a motor, resulting in the tips of two fingers being amputated and other fractured fingers.
Manufacturing / Millwright2017-03-04
Worker suffered burns to his face when he opened the boiler door to remove ashes, causing a backdraft.
Forestry / Boiler operator2017-03-03
Worker was strapping a bundle of wood when a second bundle on a conveyor belt came from behind, jamming her between the two bundles and fracturing two of her ribs.
Manufacturing / Machine operator2017-02-28
Worker was struck in the face by a chain rigging from an overhead tower crane, breaking his jaw.
Construction / Labourer2017-02-20
Worker suffered a broken back when the dump truck he was driving struck bridge supports.
Construction / Owner2017-02-19
Worker burnt her fingers while cooking.
Health care and social services / Cook2017-02-19
Loss of consciousness
Worker was helping to load a piece of equipment on a float when he was struck on the head, knocking him unconscious and causing multiple soft-tissue injuries.
Transportation / Labourer2017-02-07
A worker was removing salt from the hopper of a truck-mounted salt spreader for maintenance when his clothing got caught in the moving shaft, amputating his left thumb.
Automotive / Labourer2017-02-02
Worker was loading logs onto a trailer using a self-loader when he fell onto the trailer's platform, fracturing ribs and causing a deep laceration to his head.
Forestry / Logger2017-02-01
Worker was working on the fourth floor of a building under construction when he fell approximately 12 metres to the ground below.
Construction / Foreman2017-01-30
Chemical exposure
A machine failure caused a release of sulphur dioxide, exposing workers. Seven required oxygen on site.
Manufacturing / Labourers2017-01-24
Worker's left arm became caught in salt spreader, dislocating his elbow and fracturing his arm in four places.
Construction / Labourer2017-01-12
Worker entered a building and fell about 2.7 metres through an opening, fracturing two ribs.
Construction / Drywaller2017-01-06
Worker was descending a portable ladder when it slipped, causing him to fall about 1.2 metres and breaking his leg.
Transportation and storage / Maintenance worker2017-01-06
Cuts and lacerations
Worker caught his hand on machinery, lacerating a tendon.
Farming / Supervisor2017-01-03
Worker sustained a hairline skull fracture and a cheekbone fracture when a limb fell from a tree he was cutting, striking him on the head.
Forestry / Saw operator2016-12-26
Near Miss
Magnesium calcium in a bin reacted with humidity, causing a fire. A loader near the bin caught on fire, trapping the operator inside. The operator was rescued with no injury.
Refining and smelting / Heavy equipment operator2016-12-26
Worker died four days after his leg was caught in a conveyor while cleaning it.
Manufacturing / Cleaner2016-12-22
Worker was cleaning out a septic system when the suction system un-coupled and sprayed a large volume of sewage. The worker was completely covered in sewage and became very ill shortly after.
Waste management / Driver2016-12-22
Cuts and lacerations
Worker reached under a conveyor belt to clear a damaged belt piece when his hand was pulled into the conveyor's rollers, causing a deep laceration and soft-tissue injuries.
Manufacturing / Labourer2016-12-06
Near miss
An excavator struck a gas pipe.
Construction / Labourer2016-12-05
Cuts and lacerations
Worker's hand was pulled into the machine she was cleaning, causing a deep laceration and crushing injuries.
Fish processing / Cleaner2016-11-30
Loss of consciousness
Worker fell about six metres onto a concrete floor of a building under construction.
Construction / Drywaller2016-11-24
Worker was struck by a piece of machinery, fracturing his left arm.
Manufacturing / Labourer2016-11-21
Worker's arm was fractured after being hit by a chipper's cover.
Manufacturing / Labourer2016-11-21
Worker fell while climbing a ladder, fracturing his arm.
Manufacturing / Labourer2016-11-17
Cuts and lacerations
Worker cut two fingers while cleaning a roller on a machine that was still in operation.
Fish processing / Cleaner2016-11-14
Crushing injury
A metal truss set onto a workbench using an overhead crane system fell, crushing the worker's hand and injuring his leg.
Manufacturing / Welder2016-11-07
Worker was standing on a log deck trying to dislodge a log in the transfer conveyor using a peavey hook when a co-worker started the transfer conveyor. The worker was pushed from the deck by the moving hook, which had become wedged under the log, and fractured his leg and ankle.
Forestry / Labourer2016-11-04
Worker fractured his foot when he dropped a large piece of steel he was carrying.
Construction / Labourer2016-11-03
Worker fractured his leg when he was hit by a swinging tree limb being pulled by a skidder.
Forestry / Logger2016-11-01
Chemical exposure
While operating a zoom boom near an arena's refrigeration plant, the worker inadvertently struck and damaged a valve on an ammonia line, causing a leak and exposure.
Construction / Carpenter2016-10-07
Worker was climbing on equipment when it tipped, pinning him between the side of the trailer and a fixed guardrail and fracturing his leg.
Construction / Heavy equipment operator2016-10-05
Near miss
Worker was operating an excavator on a bridge when the excavator went through the bridge's deck, falling about 4.5 metres.
Construction / Heavy equipment operator2016-10-05
Worker was standing on the second level of staging when the staging collapsed, causing the worker to fall and fracture his leg.
Construction / Labourer2016-10-03
Worker was standing next to his truck when a tire exploded.
Transportation and storage / Driver2016-10-03
Asbestos exposure
Workers and building occupants were potentially exposed to asbestos when workers drilled through two walls containing asbestos.
Electrical / Electricians2016-10-00
Bruises and contusions
Worker was standing on a pallet raised by a forklift when he fell about 2.6 metres.
Retail and wholesale / Labourer2016-09-30
A truck was unloading gravel on a five-degree slope when it flipped on the driver's side. The worker fractured seven ribs and punctured a lung.
Transportation and storage / Driver2016-09-28
Crushing injury
Worker's leg was crushed when he became pinned between an electric pallet jack and a bollard.
Retail and wholesale / Labourer2016-09-22
A worker fractured two ribs when he fell more than 1.5 metres from the top of mobile rolling scaffold being pulled by a skid stear, when the skid stear suddenly jerked.
Forestry / Labourer2016-09-21
While accessing the back of a trailer, the worker slipped off a step ladder, fell more than a metre, and fractured his wrist.
Fish processing / Labourer2016-09-19
Worker's right hand became stuck in a conveyor belt, peeling the skin off the top of three fingers.
Food manfucturing / Labourer2016-09-16
Worker entered the store's back room when an unsecured piece of granite fell on his foot, fracturing it in two places
Retail and wholesale / Clerk2016-08-31
Worker was driving a forklift when it struck a piece of stationary equipment, amputating two fingers.
Food manufacturing / Heavy equipment operator2016-08-25
Loss of consciousness
Worker was retrieving a pallet from under a chain conveyor when the hood on her painter suit became entangled in the conveyor's drift shaft.
Manufacturing / Painter2016-08-25
After inspecting work on a roof, the worker was descending a ladder when the ladder slipped away from the building, resulting in a collapsed lung, broken ribs, dislocated fingers and a fractured skull.
Construction / Supervisor2016-08-13
Cuts and lacerations
Worker was changing the tire on a rim when the tire exploded, striking the worker's face.
Automotive / Mechanic2016-08-04
While doing road repairs, two workers were struck by a truck that was reversing. One fractured his tailbone; the other dislocated two vertebrae.
Transportation / Labourers2016-07-27
Worker was winding load straps on a trailer when a steel beam from the load fell on his arm.
Construction / Labourers2016-07-25
Two workers fell about 2.5 metres from a platform when the platform collapsed. One worker received cuts and lacerations; the other fractured his pelvis.
Construction / Drywall2016-07-21
Cuts and lacerations
Worker was changing knives on a chipper when he stepped on the foot pedal used to rotate the chipper's head, trapping his hand inside the chipper.
Forestry / Labourer2016-07-17
Worker was trying to replace a chain on a sprocket using a pry bar when it became stuck in the sprocket and struck him in the face, causing facial fractures and lacerations.
Forestry / Team leader2016-07-11
Cuts and lacerations
Worker was using a chop saw when she opened the cover to unclog the dust collector pipe without locking out the machine, cutting her finger on the spinning saw.
Manufacturing / Machine operator2016-07-11
Worker locked out a hot-water pump and closed one of its two outlet valves to change the pump's gasket, but was splashed with hot water from the second outlet valve when he removed the pump.
Manufacturing / Millwright2016-07-07
Worker was walking next to a large window standing on a tripod when the window fell onto the worker.
Construction / Owner2016-07-04
Worker pushed a ride-on lawn mower from behind after it became stuck. The machine took off, striking the rear of a truck and injuring his hand.
Construction / Driver2016-06-27
Loss of consciousness
Worker was doing repairs on a concrete pump truck when he fell backward from the top of its hopper.
Construction / Labourer2016-06-27
Burns and lacerations to arms and face
Workers were starting a barbecue smoker in the back of a food truck when a propane explosion occurred, blowing open the smoker's doors. One worker was struck by a door while the other received burns.
Food service / Labourers2016-06-24
Fractured rib
Worker was pulling a felt on a roller when he slipped and hit his ribs against a railing.
Pulp mill / Utility man2016-06-22
Fractured rib and head lacerations
Worker fell off a stair ladder while accessing a high shelving unit
Retail / Associate2016-06-22
First- and second-degree burns
Worker was opening a drain line when the plug in the line released, spraying his upper body with hot liquid.
Pulp mill / Operator2016-06-19
Fractured leg
Worker fell about two metres while climbing a ladder off the rear of a truck.
Construction / Truck driver2016-06-17
Fractured foot
While trying to hook a bush hog rotary mower on a truck, the bush hog slipped off the jack and fell on the worker's foot.
Agriculture / Labourer2016-06-14
Worker was in a service vehicle when an explosion occurred with flames engulfing the vehicle.
Agriculture / Labourer2016-06-11
Finger amputation
Worker was troubleshooting a machine when his finger became caught and amputated at the tip.
Pulp mill / Millwright2016-06-08
Asbestos exposure
Incomplete asbestos abatement and cleanup work may have caused asbestos exposure to multiple workers.
Construction / Labourers2016-06-03
Worker sustained burns to face, arms and chest when a gas oven exploded.
Food service / Chef2016-05-27
Leg fracture
Worker fell about 3.6 metres when he tried to climb on a 2 x 4 board.
Construction / Carpenter2016-05-19
Leg, pelvis and wrist fracture
Worker was working on a boat on land when he fell 3.2 metres to the ground
Construction / Labourer2016-05-19
Heel fracture
Worker was standing with another employee on a horizontal canopy braced temporarily when the canopy collapsed, sending both falling 2.7 metres to the ground.
Construction / Owner2016-05-19
The worker was waiting for a delivery of ice to be unloaded when the load spilled uncontrollably onto the wharf.
Transportation / Truck driver2016-05-14
Leg fracture
While rigging a steel beam, the worker's foot was fractured when the beam shifted.
Transportation / Labourer2016-05-11
When starting up a machine, two workers were sprayed with melted plastic that had escaped the system. They sustained first- and second-degree burns to their neck and chest area.
Manufacturing / Operations2016-05-08
Deep hand laceration
Worker was cutting metal with an industrial metal band saw. When the saw came off the track, the worker tried to correct it without first de-energizing the unit.
Mechanic / Labourer2016-05-05
Exposure to chlorine dioxide
Worker was exposed to chlorine gas while de-locking a pipe system.
Manufacturing / Operator2016-04-21
Near Miss
Hot metal came into contact with snow and water, causing a movement of air inside the building.
Hand injury
Worker was feeding film into the rollers of a bag forming machine when her hand was caught in the rollers.
Packaging / Machine operator2016-03-22
Rib fractures
Worker was reaching under a logging feed wheel to clear an object when the feed wheel, which was not in a locked-out state, fell on the worker.
Forestry / Labourer2016-03-21
Head laceration
Worker fell under a moving van and was dragged for about nine metres.
Construction / Electrician2016-03-18
Ankle fracture
Worker was strapping a tarp over a load on a trailer when the strap broke, causing him to fall to the ground.
Transportation / Trucker2016-03-17
Degloved fingers and burns to hand
Worker was feeding wrap into a machine when her hand was caught in the crimper, peeling the skin from two fingers and causing burns.
Food manufacturing / Packer2016-03-03
Shoulder fracture
Worker climbed on the trailer's back tire and stepped on a cable reel to remove a small log when he slipped, landing on his back on the ground.
Transportation / Trucker2016-03-02
Worker died after sustaining a head injury.
Forestry / Labourer2016-02-29
Loss of consciousness and head laceration
Worker was trying to re-arrange a bundle of 15-metre-square angle iron bars into a pile. While standing on the pile, the pry bar let go, causing the worker to fall backward and knock his head on to the cement floor.
Manufacturer / Metal cutter2016-02-22
Fractured wrist and dislocated elbow
Worker fell off a residential roof without fall protection. Worker fell nearly four metres to the ground.
Construction / Labourer2016-02-17
Fractured foot
A ¾-inch board slid off a six-wheeled cart onto the worker's foot.
Retail / Sales associate2016-02-16
Burns to neck and abdomen
Worker was using a steam hose to clear ice off his trailer's hatch when he lost his balance, causing the hose to become caught in his jacket.
Transportation / Truck driver2016-02-11
Exposure to biological agent
A bacterium was being manipulated in a medical laboratory. Two workers at high risk of exposure were treated with two antibiotics for this exposure.
Health care / Health-care workers2016-02-07
Fractured toes and foot crushing injury
Worker was in the back of a pickup truck as a spotter while a lift operator was trying to unload a 400 kg (900 pound) piece of equipment. The equipment toppled over when the chain slipped, causing the worker to fall to the ground. The equipment subsequently fell to the ground, crushing his foot.
Equipment supplier / Salesperson2016-02-01
Worker sprayed a cleaner on his jacket to remove paint. The flammable substance on his coat ignited when he later lit a cigarette.
Automotive / Tire installer2016-01-21
Smoke inhalation
While two employees were cutting a piece of metal with a grinder, a piece of hot metal entered the duct work through a ventilation fan, causing a fire inside the duct. A first responder team tested 39 people and sent three workers to hospital for smoke inhalation.
Forestry / Labourers2016-01-21
Fractured leg
A steel structure tipped over, falling on the worker's legs.
Construction / Welder2016-01-06
Fractured ribs and internal injuries
While inflating a repaired tire on the tire changer, an undetected break in the tire failed, causing a blast of high pressure air to strike the worker.
Automotive / Mechanic2016-01-05
Near miss
Worker was driving a scoop tram underground when he drove into an open hole.
Mining / Mobile equipment operator2016-01-04
Fractured leg
The worker used his foot to stop garbage from falling out of the backend of the waste collection truck when a piece of cardboard became stuck on his clothing. The cardboard was being pulled into the truck's hydraulic packer unit, which caused his leg to come into contact with the unit.
Waste collection / Labourer2015-12-29
Dislocated hip
Worker fell off an unstable one-metre step ladder, dislocating her hip.
Construction / Carpenter2015-12-21
Broken hand
Worker jammed his hand while trying to straighten a piece of lumber on a machine that was not in a zero-energy state.
Forestry / Stacker2015-12-21
Fractured arm
Worker's arm was fractured in multiple places after it was caught in a conveyor.
Food / Baker2015-11-30
Vision loss
Worker was removing a nail from a foundation floor when it dislodged, penetrating his left eye.
Construction / Carpenter2015-11-27

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