Fermilab Today Safety Report Archive 2014
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Fermilab Weekly Safety Report Archive – 2014

Each week, Fermilab Today will publish the safety report compiled by the Fermilab ES&H section. It includes information on injuries reported at the Medical Department as well as the overall safety performance at the lab.

Tuesday, September 09
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee felt pain in his lower back shortly after lifting a box. This is a DART case.

Tuesday, September 02
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee was stung by a flying insect above the left eye. He received first-aid treatment.

Tuesday, August 26
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, August 19
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee felt his back tighten as he rolled a box onto a lift gate. This is a penidng claim.

Tuesday, August 12
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, August 05
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incidens. A contract employee received a cut from a shim between the fingers of his left hand. He received sutures. This is not a DART case.

Tuesday, July 29
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains two incidents. An employee tripped over some fencing lying on the ground and heard a snap in his foot. He was sent off site for X-rays. An employee developed blisters, which developed into ulcers, after wearing steel-toe shoes for three or four days. He was sent off site for treatment.

Tuesday, July 22
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee received a yellowjacket sting on his shin, which immediately swelled. He was given some restrictions and a walking boot, and he returned to work the next day.

Tuesday, July 15
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, July 08
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, July 01
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. A subcontractor, wearing gloves, pinched his finger between the floor and a floor plate. He received off-site treatment. This is not a DART case.

Tuesday, June 24
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, June 17
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. While breaking a beaver dam, an employee grabbed a sharp branch and received an abrasion on his right hand. He received first-aid treatment.

Tuesday, June 10
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains two incidents. An employee's eye became irritated. He flushed his eye with water. An employee felt acute back pain while lifting roughly 10 pounds. He was sent to the emergency room.

Tuesday, June 3
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains three incidents. Debris flew into an employee's eye while He was changing a filter, resulting in a corneal abrasion. He was prescribed antiobiotics. A contractor neglected to put his truck into park and ran through the roll-up door at Lab 4. While unwrapping an accelerator cavity shipped here from another laboratory, Fermilab employee noticed the smell of gas. He immediately wrapped it back up. The incident is being investigated.

Tuesday, May 27
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, May 20
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee tripped and fell on some wet steps in the north transfer gallery, hurting both knees. He received first-aid treatment.

Tuesday, May 13
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee tripped and fell down the front stairs of Wilson Hall, injuring one knee and both hands. He received first-aid treatment.

Tuesday, May 6
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee slipped and fell, injuring his hand and knee. The case is recordable

Tuesday, April 29
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains three incidents. A subcontrator fractured the tip of one finger when it was caught between a pipe wrench handle and the frame of a pipe threading machine. This is a DART case. An employee was hurt when a nearby cart carrying roughly 50 pounds of material tipped over, dumping the load onto his back. This is a pending claim. An employee felt sudden pain in one finger, part of turned a bluish color. This is a pending claim.

Tuesday, April 22
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains two incidents. An employee was struck in the face when a strong wind pushed on the door she was opening. She received first-aid treatment. An employee hurt his right wrist and hand when his hand was caught in a door. Cold compresses and elevation were recommended.

Tuesday, April 15
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee experienced low-back pain after placing a 55-pound vacuum pump into a box for shipping. He received first-aid treatment.

Tuesday, April 08
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, April 01
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee reported being unable to use her mouse or comfortably type, having experienced severe pain in her right hand since March 21. She was given a rigid splint.

Tuesday, March 25
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, March 18
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, March 11
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. An employee experienced lower lumbar strain after slipping on a decline outside Wilson Hall and twisting her torso. She returned to work with restrictions after two days off.

Tuesday, March 04
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. A employee was accidentally struck in the forehead by a car door. No medical treatment was necessary.

Tuesday, February 25
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains three incidents. An employee slipped on snow and ice, falling on her back. This is a report-only case. An employee accidentally struck his head against a cable tray. No medical treatment was necessary. An employee strained his left knee after slipping on ice and twisting his leg.

Tuesday, February 18
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains no incidents.

Tuesday, February 18
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains three incidents. An employee slipped on snow and ice, falling on her back. This is a report-only case. An employee accidentally struck his head against a cable tray. No medical treatment was necessary. An employee strained his left knee after slipping on ice and twisting his leg.

Tuesday, February 11
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains three incidences. An employee slipped and twisted her foot, causing her to fall on her knee. She received first-aid treatment. A supervisor accidentally entered the NuMI pre-target and target hall without the correct keys. He self-reported the controlled-access violation.

Tuesday, February 4
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains three incidences. An employee tripped, hitting his face against a cabinet and receiving a laceration. He received first-aid treatment. A small piece of metal fell into and was embedded in an employee's eye while he was welding. He was wearing a face shield. The employee received medical treatment. This is a DART case. An employee struck his head against a light fixture, resulting in a small abrasion. He received first-aid treatment.

Tuesday, January 28
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. A scientist emeritus and an employee were making a controlled access to work on some electronics. They had pulled the electronics and some cables. Some cables were strung across the floor in the aisle in front of the electronics racks. As the SE turned to walk in another direction, his foot caught on a cable, causing him to lose his balance and fall. He hit his forehead on the concrete floor, resulting in a laceration. He was transported to the hospital and received 5 sutures. Recordable injury.

Tuesday, January 21
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains one incident. On Jan. 13, Fermilab exceeded the NPDES-permitted chlorine limit at Kress Creek. The laboratory reported the excess to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, shut down the bleach feed into the industrial cooling water system, contacted divers to inspect the integrity of the piping and delivery systems, and ordered a series of chemical analyses.

Tuesday, January 14
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, contains three incidents. An employee slipped and twisted his ankle while walking down some stairs. He received first-aid treatment. An employee slipped in the parking lot. This case is report-only. An employee slipped on black ice on her way to her car. This case is report-only.

Tuesday, January 07
This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ESH&Q Section, covers the last three weeks and contains five incidents. While securing a bag of bolts to a steel plate, an employee lost his grip on the plate. The plate fell, pinching the employee's fingers between it and the floor, causing a laceration. While exiting truck in the parking lot, an employee's foot slid out from underneath him causing him to fall to the ground on his back. Some spilled lubricant fell on top of an employee's safety glasses and into his right eye. He flushed his eye with water for 15 minutes. A small piece of insulation broke off and blew into a contract employee's mouth while he was affixing a batt to a window, causing him to choke. He eventually caught his breath. He received first-aid treatment. An employee pulled a cart out of his vehicle's path and struck his finger on the edge of a nearby dumpster, causing nail avulsion and laceration. He is scheduled for surgery.