Below are summaries of selected work-related serious injuries and incidents recently reported to Alberta OHS. Each incident resulted in a worker being admitted to hospital.
Use these incidents as a way to start health and safety conversations in your workplace.
Struck by gate -- A worker was loading cattle through a gate and into a trailer when one of the cows kicked the gate. The gate swung and struck the worker in the head. Agriculture and forestry.
Caught in drill -- A worker was operating a drill when their glove got pulled into the machine, injuring the worker’s hand. Mining and petroleum development.
Ankle injuries -- A worker made contact with the moving track of a skid steer resulting in an injury to their ankle. Construction and construction trades.
Have a great week and keep it safe! Jodi